The Brunier brothers want to upgrade the Château La Roquète. They institude a luxury cuvée from a specific vineyard called les Pialons next to Rayas. However, the REGULAR 2004 ROQUÈTE has plenty of expressive pepper, smoke herbs, and strawberry and black cherry fruit, good acidity, medium body, and a lush, heady finish with plenty of glycerin and fruit. It is clearly a wine to drink during its first 7-8 yers of life.
88 – Dark red. Spicy cherry and blackberry on the nose, with a subtle dried herb supported by soft tannins. Finishes bright and fresh, with dusty tannins and good predision.
91 – 30$ : high-toned at first, with cherry and floral aromas, this quickly shows more density through, with layers of black currant and graphite along with taut, sinewy tannins that drive the finish. Drink now through 2017. 7500cs made
89 – 35$ Brunier has been trying to raise the level of this estate and has certainly done so in 2004 abd 2005. The 2004 exhibits good sweet kirsh liqueur notes intermixed with some licorice, spring flowers, and earth. Medium-bodied and elegant with sweet tannin, it should drink well for a decade or more.