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Château La Rocaille, Graves, France, 2016

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La Rocaille refers to pebbles (or shells) - and the 18th century decorative style of the Rococo. It implies a lot of the fluvial gravel for which the Graves is famed and this estate at Podensac is indeed close to the Garonne river. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Lovely fresh blackberry and raspberry character; smooth and supple; very open and enjoyable. Now-2023

Château La Rocaille, Graves, France, 2016

Product Code: ROC116

Stone, Vine & Sun rating

Medium-Bodied

Rated 3 out of 5
Light > Full
  • Origin: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Colour: Red
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • ABV: 13.5%
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"We tasted this blind in a large flight of 2016 red Bordeaux in early September and all agreed it was a belter. Lots of blackberries on the nose leading to lush, rounded fruit with soft tannins. Shouts out for a Sunday roast",  Alistair Lacy, SVS

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