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2009 Château Roc de Segur

Red Bordeaux Blend

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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • snarfglk wrote: (87 points)

    December 12, 2013 - Pretty stark and one dimensional day 1, improved day 2.

  • Anonymous wrote:

    October 11, 2012 - Green and herbal, wtih faint cherry and spicy cedar. Very Cab Franc. Needs time.

  • Canuckgiver wrote: (87 points)

    August 14, 2012 - Tasty with burgers, benefits from at least 30 minutes of air.

  • djpo wrote: (82 points)

    May 28, 2012 - Heavy rubber to start. Opens up to fruit and a bit of spice rack.

  • Vino Me wrote: (86 points)

    January 5, 2012 - Drank this last weekend alongside another introductory level 2009 Bordeaux. A $7.50 purchase. Did not take formal notes. 85-86 points.

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  • By Jon Rimmerman
    6/11/2010 (link)

    (12-pack ROC DE SEGUR (2009/12-pack)) UPDATE: Garage Sale

    Just and update to let you know Niki is working on the Garage Sale invoices, she’ll send them over the weekend. The Garage Sale and yesterday’s Le Macchiole offer has her under water...and we haven’t even read this morning’s offer yet...

    - Jon Rimmerman
    *********************
    2009 Bordeaux

    Dear Friends,

    Everyone keeps asking me about 2009 Bordeaux - the dichotomy of “must have” and “must pass” has never been greater.

    Case in point, yesterday’s 2009 Cantenac-Brown , a Margaux that caused a flurry in the market – one of the more hotly contested wines of the campaign thus far. This was an example of a phenomena that will take hold more often than not with the 2009s – specifically, are you buying to drink or to sell? Unfortunately, I believe the latter represents more of the market. With the 2009 Cantenac-Brown, a wine that drinks like a flame-throwing framboise liquor from the Roussillon (see ), the only possible allure of this wine is the Parker score and the potential value down the road. If you are in any way a classicist, the 2009 Cantenac-Brown will simply be taking up space in your cellar – it’s that over-ripe and over-done. If, on the other hand, you are looking to profit, then we shall see if the Parker number is the only one that matters. Don’t forget, if Neil Martin takes over the Bordeaux duties at the Wine Advocate (which could be the very drawn out plan for the future), his score may become the Wine Advocate’s score...auctions do not like scores.

    ...which brings us to today’s offer. After countless inquires from all of you (not to mention journalists and magazines) asking for a representation of the 2009 vintage that everyone can afford and understand, here you go.

    The pride of Gisele and Daniel Vidal in the southeastern reaches of Bordeaux will give all of us a read on the year and it will be here in the fall (not in 2012) to give you plenty of time to assess and reassess the vintage and its appeal. Keep in mind, not many people will get to “cheat” by drinking finished bottles of 2009 a year or two ahead of the delivery schedule on the classified growths. That should give you plenty of time to figure out a further strategy.

    The 2009 Roc de Segur is a tidy representative of the year. 12.5% alcohol and very complete, the palate expands over 1-2 days with the uncanny, slathered quality that 2009 has over its predecessors but the wine remains mid-weight and deftly balanced. The difference between this and something like 2009 Cantenac-Brown is immediately apparent. For one, it’s but of most importance, this wine never loses its Bordelaise heritage – it’s slightly cool but sweet tannins and noble grit – it never loses faith in Bordeaux. The 2009 Cantenac-Brown does just that – it overextends a playing field with a Christopher Columbus-style “the earth is flat” precipice and once you fall over the edge, who knows the demons, sea snakes and serpents that await in the underworld...

    ...or, you could simply enjoy this lovely everyday wine instead.

    The margin here is so slim, I can only offer the wine in full 6 or 12-packs but I’m hard pressed to believe 6 bottles of this will go to waste anywhere - my guess is that most of you will consume an entire case of this by Christmas as the 2009 Roc de Segur sings out from its case on a Monday night like a 5:30 am rush to see what’s being hawked on Gilt...

    Maximum of 25 cases per order – 300 bottles maximum (this wine should last for 6-8 years with ease).

    ONE SHIPMENT ONLY directly from the winery cellar – I believe they are already sold out of the 2009:

    2009 Chateau Roc de Segur (Bordeaux) - x 12 bottle case
    (compare at $10-13 but it’s not easy to find outside the Northwest)

    2009 Chateau Roc de Segur (Bordeaux) - x 6 bottle case

    To order: niki@garagistewine.com

    This wine is set to depart the cave – it will arrive in the late summer/ early fall (please check OARS for local pick up after Sept 1st). It will ship during the Fall shipping season.

    Out of state orders will be held for free under ideal storage conditions (56 degrees/70%humidity) until shipping is possible. Locals may pick up at their leisure.

    For current local pick up and arrival/ship information, please see your OARS link below (at the bottom of this offer) - don’t know how to access your OARS? Simply click the link and see your account. You can also paste the link into your browser. If you are having trouble with your link or your account, please contact: support@garagistewine.com

    NO SALES TO RETAILERS OR WHOLESALERS

    Thank you,

    Jon Rimmerman
    Garagiste
    Seattle, WA
    Bord7277

    Click here to view the status of your orders in O.A.R.S.

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    6/11/2010 (link)

    (6-Pack ROC DE SEGUR (2009/6-pack)) UPDATE: Garage Sale

    Just and update to let you know Niki is working on the Garage Sale invoices, she’ll send them over the weekend. The Garage Sale and yesterday’s Le Macchiole offer has her under water...and we haven’t even read this morning’s offer yet...

    - Jon Rimmerman
    *********************
    2009 Bordeaux

    Dear Friends,

    Everyone keeps asking me about 2009 Bordeaux - the dichotomy of “must have” and “must pass” has never been greater.

    Case in point, yesterday’s 2009 Cantenac-Brown , a Margaux that caused a flurry in the market – one of the more hotly contested wines of the campaign thus far. This was an example of a phenomena that will take hold more often than not with the 2009s – specifically, are you buying to drink or to sell? Unfortunately, I believe the latter represents more of the market. With the 2009 Cantenac-Brown, a wine that drinks like a flame-throwing framboise liquor from the Roussillon (see ), the only possible allure of this wine is the Parker score and the potential value down the road. If you are in any way a classicist, the 2009 Cantenac-Brown will simply be taking up space in your cellar – it’s that over-ripe and over-done. If, on the other hand, you are looking to profit, then we shall see if the Parker number is the only one that matters. Don’t forget, if Neil Martin takes over the Bordeaux duties at the Wine Advocate (which could be the very drawn out plan for the future), his score may become the Wine Advocate’s score...auctions do not like scores.

    ...which brings us to today’s offer. After countless inquires from all of you (not to mention journalists and magazines) asking for a representation of the 2009 vintage that everyone can afford and understand, here you go.

    The pride of Gisele and Daniel Vidal in the southeastern reaches of Bordeaux will give all of us a read on the year and it will be here in the fall (not in 2012) to give you plenty of time to assess and reassess the vintage and its appeal. Keep in mind, not many people will get to “cheat” by drinking finished bottles of 2009 a year or two ahead of the delivery schedule on the classified growths. That should give you plenty of time to figure out a further strategy.

    The 2009 Roc de Segur is a tidy representative of the year. 12.5% alcohol and very complete, the palate expands over 1-2 days with the uncanny, slathered quality that 2009 has over its predecessors but the wine remains mid-weight and deftly balanced. The difference between this and something like 2009 Cantenac-Brown is immediately apparent. For one, it’s but of most importance, this wine never loses its Bordelaise heritage – it’s slightly cool but sweet tannins and noble grit – it never loses faith in Bordeaux. The 2009 Cantenac-Brown does just that – it overextends a playing field with a Christopher Columbus-style “the earth is flat” precipice and once you fall over the edge, who knows the demons, sea snakes and serpents that await in the underworld...

    ...or, you could simply enjoy this lovely everyday wine instead.

    The margin here is so slim, I can only offer the wine in full 6 or 12-packs but I’m hard pressed to believe 6 bottles of this will go to waste anywhere - my guess is that most of you will consume an entire case of this by Christmas as the 2009 Roc de Segur sings out from its case on a Monday night like a 5:30 am rush to see what’s being hawked on Gilt...

    Maximum of 25 cases per order – 300 bottles maximum (this wine should last for 6-8 years with ease).

    ONE SHIPMENT ONLY directly from the winery cellar – I believe they are already sold out of the 2009:

    2009 Chateau Roc de Segur (Bordeaux) - x 12 bottle case
    (compare at $10-13 but it’s not easy to find outside the Northwest)

    2009 Chateau Roc de Segur (Bordeaux) - x 6 bottle case

    To order: niki@garagistewine.com

    This wine is set to depart the cave – it will arrive in the late summer/ early fall (please check OARS for local pick up after Sept 1st). It will ship during the Fall shipping season.

    Out of state orders will be held for free under ideal storage conditions (56 degrees/70%humidity) until shipping is possible. Locals may pick up at their leisure.

    For current local pick up and arrival/ship information, please see your OARS link below (at the bottom of this offer) - don’t know how to access your OARS? Simply click the link and see your account. You can also paste the link into your browser. If you are having trouble with your link or your account, please contact: support@garagistewine.com

    NO SALES TO RETAILERS OR WHOLESALERS

    Thank you,

    Jon Rimmerman
    Garagiste
    Seattle, WA
    Bord7277

    Click here to view the status of your orders in O.A.R.S.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Roc de Segur
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Bordeaux Supérieur

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 24 (7%)
  • In Cellars 156 (44%)
  • Consumed 178 (50%)

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