Robert Parker 88
The 2011 Château Rocheyron, a blend of 20% Cabernet Franc and 80% Merlot, came in at 13.9% alcohol, much less than the debut 2010. It has a clean and generous bouquet with quite elegant red cherry and strawberry fruit, although I would like to see more personality here. The palate is medium-bodied with a slight gaminess on the entry, fine tannin, a little grainy in texture with a savory, almost meaty finish that I like. Probably ready to drink now, it should give drinking pleasure over the next four or five years. Tasted March 2017.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2024