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Chateau Roc de Levraut Bordeaux Superieur 2010

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

£9.49

Stylish Bordeaux Superieur.  A cracking Claret with well integrated tannins.  Sleek and satiny with real polish.  Sophisticated flavours of blackcurrant, coffee, redcurrant and black cherry with subtle notes of caramel.

60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.  13.5% abv.  75cl

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Roc de LevrautChâteau Roc de Levraut is regularly an award winning wine and is produced by  Remi and Roger Ballarin, who also own Chateaux Loyasson and Vieux Balestard.  They are the  third generation to run the Roc de Levrault.  The family purchased the chateau in the 1930s and back then the work was was carried out with a pair of oxen.  Today the Ballarins employ sustainable agriculture alongside modern oenology to respect the land and the grapes.  The chateau vineyards lie near Sauveterre de Guyenne – Guyenne being the  historic Duchy of Guyenne (the old name for Aquitaine) that was once under English rule for more than 300 years.

Roc de Levraut and foodThis Roc de Levraut is a Bordeaux Supérieur and wines from this AOC have stricter production norms. They are produced from selected vineyard plots, older vines, smaller yields and the producer must age the wines a minimum of 12 months before selling them. As a result, these wines are generally more complex and have a better ageing potential.  This is a wine to be enjoyed with food – try it with  braised beef recipes such as osso bucco, steak a la bordelaise as well as game, duck and roast pork.

Press Reviews: Gary White, Chelsea and Fulham Wine Society:
Clear, mid-purple colour, cassis on the nose, firmer tannins, well balanced and a good finish. Plenty of berry fruits on the palate. A well made wine. 15.5/20

Learn more about Roc de Levraut and Bordeaux Superieur on Nicks Blogs:  Bordeaux’s Super Superieurs and Good Things Come in Twos

Additional Information

Organic

Organic – No

Wine Region

Bordeaux – Superieur

Alcohol

13.50%

Claret

Claret – Yes

Style

Full & Fruit Driven Reds

Vintage

2010

Grape Variety

Merlot Based Blend

2 reviews for Chateau Roc de Levraut Bordeaux Superieur 2010

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Lovely wine. 5 stars from me!

  2. 5 out of 5

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    We’ve read about this wine in the press and bought a case from you recently. It’s very good and we were impressed at the quality. This is a really good Bordeaux Red and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed each bottle. Sadly our case is going down fast! We will be back for more. [NB Originally posted 11.11.14]

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