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Chateau Roc de Segur 2007


Mature Claret with flavours of rich blackberry,  cassis (blackcurrant liqueur), cedar and spice with a hint of black cherry, herbs and earthiness.  Velvety tannins and a lovely long finish.  A benchmark for good Claret from a traditional, small producer.  Decant for a couple of hours to do it justice.

55% Merlot 35% Cabernet Sauvignon & 10% Cabernet Franc.  12.5% abv.  75cl

Hi Nick, You may remember me as the irritating bloke from the Clapham Common trade show, whom you kindly sampled for close on an hour and sold a mixed case of wine. Worked through that one and bought another since. Thought I’d drop you a line as currently thoroughly enjoying the above, with Sunday lunch . . . Delicious . . . Indeed all the wines have been enjoyed and so glad I made your acquaintance and ‘Bordeaux Undiscovered’. Hope sales good and look forward to my next inevitable purchase.
Review by: Andrew MacDonald, 11/11/2013

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Segur is a name that might rings bells with some of you as its a famous name in Bordeaux – The Marquis de Segur, Nicholas Alexandre (1697 – 1755) was nicknamed the Prince of Vines by King Louis XV as he owned the most vineyards in Bordeaux at the time (including 3 First Growths: Latour, Lafite and Mouton!). 

Roc de Segur's vineyard lies in Landerrouet-sur-Segur and takes its name from an ancient quarry alongside the property, near the River Segur, a tributary of the Dropt. Stone was extracted here and used to build the buildings and monuments in Bordeaux and the vineyard's cellars are dug deep into the rock. The origin of the name Segur comes from the Old French (Occitan) word meaning 'well-defended' or 'safe / secure.' Whether there is a link to the Segur family or not has been lost in history but this region was much fought over in the Middle Ages so perhaps Roc de Segur's name originates from a fortified stronghold.

Roc de Segur is owned by Gisele and Daniel Vidal. Daniel was the manager of a large wine producing estate for 22 years but when he and Gisele saw the building and the few surrounding vines at Roc de Segur they fell in love it and built the winery. Over the following years they accumulated more and more vines resulting in 37 hectares (91 acres) in total.

The Roc de Segur is an excellent food wine having 12.5% abv and pairs brilliantly with roast duck, venison, pheasant, lamb, beef and rich casseroles.

Learn more about Roc de Segur on Nicks Blog:  Good Value, High Quality Bordeaux wine - Chateau Roc de Segur

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