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Château Saint-Roch Chimères 2010, France


From the Côtes du Roussillon-Villages district near where the Pyrenees mountains greet the Mediterranean Sea, the 2010 Chimères from Saint-Roch fills the mouth with its rounded texture. It is multilayered, showing succulent cherry and raspberry fruit infused with savoury notes of thyme, lavender, mineral and creosote, and it is well-structured, with a spine of fine-grained tannins. It should improve with up to five years' rest. $17.85 in B.C.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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