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Since 1964, the family vineyard of the Vieux Château des Rochers consists of 5 ha of vines that we follow with rigor and passion to harvest the best grapes and vinify an AOC Montagne Saint-Emilion wine of character.

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The 2018 vintage is finally available.
You will find all our vitages on the page OUR WINES.


Jean-Claude Rocher & Hervé Dupeux, independent winemakers

Last selections in the press and competitions

Millésime 2019 Prestige :

  • 15/01/2022-Selected by Antonio Gallonian american wine critic
    "The 2019 is packed with the essence of blackberry jam, graphite, spice,espresso,licorice,lavender and crushed rocks. Opulent and yet vibrant, with terrific energy, the 2019 is beautifully done in this style" Note : 92/100

  • 22/02/2022-Selected by James Sucklingan american wine critic
    "A chewy and tannic young wine with blackberry and wet-earth character. Some walnut,too.It's full layered with slightly rustic nature. But the flavors are true to the appellation.Give it two or three years to soften." Note : 91/100

  • 08/04/2022-Selected by Lisa Perrorri-Brownan american wine critic
    "Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 has subtle notes of stewed black end red cherries and mulberries with dried herbs and dusty soil. Full bodied, it is soft and spicy with just enough freshness and a peppery finish." Note : 89/100

  • 11/04/2022-Selected by Jeb Dunnuckan american wine critic
    "A consistently outstanding wine, the 2019 offers a ripe, fruit-forward, almost opuent style as well as notes of black cherries, blueberries,violets and spicy wood notes. it's balanced, has sweet tannins, and will shine for 7-8 years or so.It's a sleeper in the vintage."  2022-2030 [Traduction] Note : 90/100

Millésime 2019 Tradition :

  • 22/02/2022-Selected by James Sucklingan american wine critic
    "Blackberry and black-tea aromas with crushed stones. Medium-bodied with berry and crushed-stone character and a medium finish. Drink after 2024." Note : 90/100

2018 Prestige

  • 09/03/2021-Sélection by Jeff Leve, an american wine critic
    "Deep in color, the wine is lush, round, supple and loaded with layers of sweet,ripe,dark red fruits,chocolate,licorice and toasty oak. This is perfect for those looking for a hedonistic wine experience.and this is one of those gems offering high-quality and a fair price. Note : 92/100
  • 15/12/2020-Selected by Yves Beckan swiss wine critic
    "Bouquet de bonne intensité révélant son élevage ainsi que des notes de baies noires. Attaque charmante, légèrement crémeuse. Le vin a une agréable sucrosité et des tannins qui assurent bien les arrières. Un vin équilibré et sapide."  2022-2030 Note : 88/100

  • 03/11/2020-Selected by Jeb Dunnuckan american wine critic
    "The 2018 Prestige is a rich, fruit loaded 2018 with loads of darker, chocolate blackberry end blue berry fruit, a solid kiss of background oak, some classic right bank minerality end leafy herb notes, and a good finish. It's already drinking nicely yet should integrate some oak witha year or two of bottle age and keep for a good 8-10 years. Readers that love a rich,textured right bank bordeaux will find lots to love here."  2021-2031 Note : 90/100

2018 Tradition :

2017 Tradition :

  • 26/02/2020-Selected by Jeb Dunnuckan american wine critic
    "I loved the 2017. It's a ripe rounded,medium-bodied effort with loads of red and black fruits,chocolate and leafy herbal aromas and flavors.Nicely tectured,with plenty of mid-palate depth terrific balance and a great finish, it's not built for the long haul yet will offer loads of pleasure over the coming 4-6 years or so. 88/100

  • ​19/12/2019-Sélection by Yves Beckan swiss wine critic
    "Garnet red with purple hues. Very inviting this bouquet. It is marked by fruity notes and I note the scent of redcurrants and blackberries. Touch of liquorice wood. Delicious and slightly suave in the mouth. The wine is juicy, pleasant and well supported by its tannins. Beautiful aromatic expression, until the finish. A palatable and gourmet wine."  90/10 

  • 13/12/2019-Sélection par le critique américain James Sucklingan american wine critic
    "Attractive, fresh aromas of redcurrants and wild cherries here. The palate has a fresh crunchy core of red and black berries and fine gently grippy tannins to finish.Try from 2022 88/100