Château Roc

Kavalan

Concertmaster Port Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky

Sampling this new addition to my collection, which is also my very first Kavalan. On the nose it closely resembles bourbon, with notes of caramel, holiday spices, dark chocolate, and creme brûlée. On the palate, however, it’s a bit more stern and less suave than I anticipated with notes of worn saddle leather, toasted nuts, clove, espresso, and bananas foster. The finish is quite warm. — 4 days ago

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Vin Roc

RTW Red Blend

Very bright unripe fruit. The nose was fantastic but the flavor was lacking — 2 months ago

Rachel Goble
with Rachel
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Veronica Ortega

Roc Valtuille Bierzo Mencía 2016

This wine has me trippin. Someone on here mentioned motor oil on pavement—check! And pencil lead. And bitter herbs. And some dried fruit. And lavender. And the the taste of someone starting a V8 engine. And it’s chewy. And dry. And it hits you big but finishes long and elegant but rough around the edges (like I dunno, a Vivienne Westwood or Rick Owens leather jacket). And most importantly, it all weirdly works beautifully. Love it — 25 days ago

Erin
with Erin

Domaine Lafond

Roc Epine Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2015

Cozy. Big leather and dark red berries, a little brandy, raisin, and vanilla. Pretty well balanced, but maybe a bit too much acid. That should mellow in another 2-3 years. — 3 months ago

Alicia Christenson
with Alicia
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Château Les Graves de Viaud

Côtes de Bourg Red Bordeaux Blend

2015 vintage. As I am moving to Bordeaux (and more precisely Bourg sur Gironde) it makes sense to dig a bit deeper in the Côtes de Bourg appellation. It's not the most renowned part of Bordeaux, even with one pricey superstar (Roc des Cambes). But wow, did this one exceed my expectations! The estate has an ancient history, but up to 1993 the grapes were sold to a local co-operative. The present owner Philippe Betschart moved the estate since 2010 into organic and biodynamical farming. This "Terroir" is a somewhat atypical blend (65% of both Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon, with the remainder Merlot) for the region where Merlot is king. More black than red fruit in the nose (cassis, blackberry) with some tobacco and a discrete licorice touch. In the mouth it has amazing elegance. The 14% alcohol go unnoticed, the fruit is bright and lively and the tannins velvety. This has class and depth for the price range (under 20 euros). Highly recommended. — 15 days ago

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Put it on my wishlist, thanks!

Domaine Lafond

Roc Epine Lirac Grenache Blend 2015

Exceeded expectations. Very good. Floral and prune aromas. BlackBerry, anise, and vanilla flavors. Great random purchase for $15. — 3 months ago

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