Archive for ‘France: Maury Sec’

March 20, 2016

Ch. Saint-Roch Cotes du Roussillon Villages, Kerbuccio, 2011

From the cellar: So we found an old bottle of this in the cellar, tucked away.  It’s been two years since we drank most of the allotment, I guess this one just got missed.

Ch. Saint-Roch Cotes du Roussillon Villages, Kerbuccio, 2011

Every word of the original review stands: Stellar wine, over the top impressive at the price point.  Luscious for the lush.

 

Price: $20 USD in 2013.

 

Market Liquidity: Hugh Johnson and Robert Parker join hands and sing Kumbaya.

December 22, 2014

Ch. Saint-Roch Cotes du Roussillon Villages, Kerbuccio, 2011

Ch Saint-Roch Cotes du Roussillon Villages Kerbuccio

From the cellar: Last summer, summer 2013, we came back from a weekend in the US with our wine allotment of four bottles of Maury Sec.  Not that I would know Maury Sec from Maury Povich.  A “villages” wine to boot.  Laid them down.  Being the holiday, the time to pop the cork on special bottles, we pulled one out of the “cellar.”  Crap my pants.  To think I was in the Cambie BCL store on the weekend, with pundits too rich for their britches checking out $150 bottles of Barolo on their smart phones, and we picked up this gem, this stunner, this absolutely unbelievable bottle, for a mere $20 US.  And back when the Canadian dollar had some value.

 

If you spend some time on Google you will discover that the region used to bottle fortified wines, dry wines in the area came from Corbieres.  Now they have the “right” to bottle dry wines.  Google away.  But if you can, try and score some of this magnificent red blend, primarily Syrah, that has a ferocious intensity, deeply flavored with cherry, blackberry, black currant, and an uncanny char that is like toast.  Superb.  And then some.

 

Price: $20 USD in July 2013.

 

Market Liquidity: You can’t get much more impressed or impressive at this price point.