Château de Roques 2009 Cuvée Mérlateau Red (Lussac Saint-Émilion)
Showing the richness of the vintage, this is a warm and ripe wine. It has weight, but is given a fresh point by the black currant fruit and forward acidity. It is not for aging, so drink now.
Château de Roques 2004 Merlot (Premieres Côtes de Bordeaux)
From a parcel of Merlot at Château Lezongars, this is a burly, ripe wine; full and packed with solid fruits and dry tannins. The weight of the fruit should sustain and help soften the dryness. It certainly has the richness.