2018 Chateau La Rose Perriere
Region: Bordeaux - Lussac Saint-Emilion
Cépage: Merlot (90%); Cabernet Franc (5%); Cabernet Sauvignon (5%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 92+ (RP); 91 (JD); 90 (JS)
" Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 La Rose Perriere hits the ground running with a gorgeous perfume of Black Forest cake, ripe, juicy plums, blackberry preserves and lilacs, plus suggestions of licorice, pencil shavings, cedar chest and fragrant earth. The rich, sumptuous, full-bodied palate is still wearing a little oak, delivering ripe, velvety tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing long with loads of earth and mineral layers. Give it 3-4 years for the oak to fully marry and for the nuances to fan out, then drink it over the next 15 years or more."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (RP) - 03/21