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Château Rocher Gardat, Montagne Saint-Emilion, 2016

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Château Rocher Gardat, Montagne Saint-Emilion, 2016

90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, grown on thinly-soiled, argilo-calcaire slopes, into 30% new barrels. Very open aromas, all crushed red fruit. Fleshy, ripe and stimulating. No need to wait to drink this. Great drive and length. Now-2024

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Château Rocher Gardat, Montagne Saint-Emilion, 2016

ColourRed

RegionBordeaux

Sub RegionMontagne-Saint-Emilion

GrowerChâteau Rocher-Gardat

Grape VarietyMerlot & Cabernet Franc

Vintage2016

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeROG116

Style

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Francis a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon.

A cross of it with Sauvignon Blanc resulted in Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Many of the red wines of the Loire are primarily Cabernet Franc.

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Château Rocher Gardat, Montagne Saint-Emilion, 2016

90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, grown on thinly-soiled, argilo-calcaire slopes, into 30% new barrels. Very open aromas, all crushed red fruit. Fleshy, ripe and stimulating. No need to wait to drink this. Great drive and length. Now-2024

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