Only 5 Cases at this Price!
One thing I have constantly stressed when assisting folks with ferreting out tremendous wines that fly under the radar – those hidden jewels costing a third of what that should – is to learn the winemakers behind the wines. Often, especially in Bordeaux, very wealthy and well tenured winemakers – those who own multi-million-dollar properties in pristine appellations – will find a side project they simply cannot ignore. They tell me it’s about the terroir. They come across a man who is simply tired of the grind, ready to retire and not excited about the business any longer. Maybe he’s been at it for 3 or 4 decades, who knows. Whatever the reason, the property is available for a song.
That’s what happened with Chateau Val de Roc. World famous cellar master Laurent Vallet, who makes the wines at Chateau Ausone (whose 2015 goes for a cool $1,000!), took over this little project in the Gironde, home to Val de Roc, a Bordeaux Supérieur. The terroir was perfect for making wines which punch right through the stratosphere of their humble prices. Vallet knew it. And you’ll know it, too with your first taste! A killer value at the normal price of $18, A WICKED STEAL AT THE EMAIL OFFER OF JUST $15.99! Come on folks, this one’s a no brainer…
James Suckling: A bright and fruity wine showing the balance and ripeness of the vintage. Medium body, fine tannins. 70% merlot, 20% cabernet sauvignon and 10% cabernet franc.
Antonio Galloni: The Val de Roc is a gorgeous Bordeaux Supérieur crafted by Laurent Vallet, who is the cellar master at Ausone. Lush and pliant, with tons of pure fruit presence, it hits all the right notes today. Juicy red and purplish fruits, sweet spice and a kiss of French oak give the wine its undeniable appeal.
**Besides having such a world-famous winemaker at the helm, this vintage of Val de Roc also benefited from being one of the greatest years for Bordeaux in the past decade. Robert Parker’s Vintage Guide rates the Bordeaux regions 95 points on average! Think of that; all that quality for $16!!
Regular Price: $17.99
Email Price: $15.99