Saint Emilion Grand Cru AOC 2016, Chateau Haut Rocher
Award winning wine from the de Monteil family, one of the region's most highly-rated growers. Made under the auspices of well-known oenologue, Thomas du Clos, this is an exceptionally good Bordeaux that is both well integrated and balanced as well as beautifully fruity with good concentration and a touch of smoke.
2016 was an excellent year in Bordeaux and this wine is drinking beautifully now but will keep for 10 plus years in cellar conditions.
Multi award winning. Vineyard continues to score highly year on year including Gold Medal in Paris, Gold Medal from Vignerons Independants, Gold Medal Gilbert & Gaillard and 92 from James Suckling.
Highly regarded oenologue Thomas du Clos, works closely with Jean de Monteil to produce this classic St Emilion Grand Cru at his 17th century vineyard in the heart of the appellation. De Monteil is one of the region’s most well known growers with a reputation for leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of excellence. Traditional production methods are used including fermentation over one month with frequent pumping over. Wine is aged in temperature controlled vats with one third in French oak barrels for 15 months. Fining with egg whites and light filtration by drawing off.
Extremely well balanced with beautifully integrated tannins and concentration of red berry fruits with a touch of smoke on the finish. Long, harmonious finish with elegant spices and lingering fruit. Drinking well now but will keep well for up to 10 years in cellar conditions.