Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chateau de Roques Puysseguin-St. Emilion 2005

I picked up this right-bank Bordeaux from Thorold Wines, a local shop which was fortunate enough to feature in this month's (April 2010) Decanter magazine. The subject is a feature on independent wine shops and their place in the community following the collapse of First Quench (Threshers/Wine Rack).

I was looking for a Bordeaux, and Daniel Thorold, the proprietor, actually recommended some 2004s, but I stubbornly choose this 2005 on the basis of the vintage. I think I should have listened to him, because I found this a bit lean and austere, which I wasn't really expecting. In truth I think that's what the shop owner was trying to tell me. It had a tarry nose and good grip, but I think it would have been nicer with Sunday lunch, rather than homemade burgers.

Chateau de Roques
Puysseguin-Saint Emilion 2005


  1. Thanks for sharing the review of Chateau de Roques Puysseguin-St. Emilion 2005. Never tasted it, would love to try it this weekend.

  2. Maybe the trick is not to spend £12.95 on a wine to go with burgers...

  3. se podria encontrar un vino de estos del año 1990