January 16, 2009

Le Roc du du Chateau Pellebouc

By Andrew Barrow In Wine Notes

Le Roc du Chateau Pellebouc, Bordeaux

Food magazine Delicious gave away, as with many other magazines, a 2009 calender with a recent issue. Each month displays a recipe, tuned to the season. What fun, thought I, to challenge my food and wine tasting ‘skills’ in recreating the recipe each month and selecting a wine to accompany. Here then is a wine, a Bordeaux red to accompany January’s Baked Venison Sausages with Lentils (recipe on SpittoonExtra).


Red Wine Review/Tasting NoteWine Tasting Note: Le Roc du du Chateau Pellebouc, 2006, Bordeaux, France
Stockist: Bordeaux Undiscovered Price: £8.75 [More on Adegga / Snooth]
Smooth, rounded, nicely textured. A blend of Merlot (90%) ‘for its roundness and balance’ plus a little Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) ‘to add to the body’. Deeply coloured with flavours of red fruits plus hints of spice. None of that tart, hollow, dusty-dryness you can find in cheaper Bordeaux reds – this has good fruit, a firm structure and lends itself nicely to the food in question; very nicely in fact.

Scribblings Rating – 88/100 [3.5 out of 5]

Le Roc du Château Pellebouc comes from the Entre deux Mers, just a few miles away from the Saint Emilion appellation. Château Pellebouc is owned by Pascale and Baudouin Thienpont – members of the famous wine making family who own Le Pin and manage several other top flight châteaux.

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