PeterSisseck’s Bordeaux adventure. 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon planted on 1.5ha of vines before 1956. 30% new oak. Full, round and scented. Quite firm and fresh with a slightly tarry end. Falls away a little on the end. He admits the first vintage, 2010, was overripe. Definitely getting there.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2032
Robert Parker 92
The 2016 Rocheyron has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and suggestions of wood smoke, camphor and pencil lead over a core of red and black plums, kirsch and blackberry tart. Medium-bodied, finely crafted and elegant in the mouth, the delicate fruit is well-knit with fine-grained tannins and just enough freshness, finishing on a perfumed note.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2031
The 2016 Rocheyron, from Peter Sisseck's property in Saint-Émilion, is unquestionably the best to date. The bouquet bursts from the glass with fresh blackberry and boysenberry fruit that is seamlessly integrated with the one-third new oak. The palate is framed by fine tannins and a superb line of acidity. There is plenty of crisp black fruit here, and the smooth, energetic finish leaves a crushed stone residue. If you couldn’t locate any Pingus this year, just come here.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2045