Roc d'Anglade 2003 & 2002
Roc d'Anglade, Languedoc, France
When Remy Pedrenos joined forces with Rene Rostaing..the great Cote Rotie winemaker,...to start Roc..it could only go on to be a success. He produces 2 reds..the 'Clos De La Belle', a Syrah of excellent quality and the Roc d'Anglade..a melange of Carignan, Syrah and Grenache.
I tried the two below on consecutive evenings.......
Not as deep as the Clos de la Belle of the same vintage: super smooth, liquorice, peppery,juicyness...as you can see..a mixture..you get the feel..that the 3 grapes are each pushing to be first past the post...certainly an interesting wine...2003 was a dry vintage..and that showed at the finish..so..only
Clear brick-red; meaty aromas; soft velvety fruit..gentle tannins...enough acidity to carry the fruit and makes for a well balanced wine.All the wines are quite lush and rich..but never overdone..retaining a coolness.......