CHÂTEAU SAINT-ROCH 2016
WINE TASTING NOTES
ABOUT THE WINE
Appellation | Saint Estèphe
Grape | 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot 15% Cabernet franc
Ageing | In oak barrels (30% new barrels)
Tasting Notes | Strong full bodies wine. Palate presents with dark cherries and berry and some spice. A lovely long finish
Pairing | Mushroom risotto, roast lamb, grilled beef, duck fillets with light sauces, cheddar cheeses
Drinking | 2018-2024
ABOUT THE CHÂTEAU
The Château takes its name from its geographical location on the hill of Cos and from the name of François Labory, owner until 1845. Monsieur d'Estournel will then acquire it before reselling it to an English banker, Charles Martyns in 1852. It was finally George Weber who bought the property in the 1930s, before bequeathing it to his daughter and son-in-law, François AUDOY in 1959.
In 1971, the couple also acquired the neighboring vineyard, Château Andron Blanquet. Their sons will work alongside them for a few years on the two estates before Bernard, the eldest, takes the reins of the estates. A man of the field with calm and reassuring strength, he has always lived in Saint-Estèphe and perfectly embodies his wine and the appellation he has chaired since 2000.
Current Owner: Audoy Family
Soils: Graves günziennes on marl-limestone base
Vines: On average 35 years of age