Rouget Pomerol 2015
Cabernet Blends | France
$54.95 - 750mL
The history of Rouget dates back to the end of the Roman empire, but the modern history really begins with the purchase by the wine-centric Labruyere family (they own Jacques Prieur in Burgundy, Champagne Labruyere, and a winery in Beaujolais). Michel Rolland consults and it’s safe to say the Chateau has been crushing it the last few years. 2015 is a stellar vintage!!
RARE, so rare to see well-rated Pomerol priced like this from the lovely 2015 vintage. A MUST for the cellar! We got ours! While it lasts…!
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About The Producer
The history of Chateau Rouget began several centuries ago. Already known at the end of the Roman Empire, the Estate's terroirs were at that time merged with Saint Emilion. It is also considered one of Pomerol first official Crus. In 1992 Rouget was purchased by the Labruyere family who has made significant investment in the property to ensure Rouget’s placement among Pomerol's leaders. The Labruyere's, from Beaujolais own a winery in Moulin a Vent, as well as Jacques Prieur in Burgundy and Champagne Labruyere, focusing on showcasing each regions unique terroir.
Beautiful aromas of plums and filtered coffee follow through to a full body. Firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Bright acidity and spice character. Tight and focused. Needs two or three years to open.
The 2015 Rouget is a fabulous wine done in a forward, voluptuous style that is sure to find many admirers. Super-ripe dark fruit, chocolate, new leather, spice and mocha fill out the wine's ample, soft-textured frame effortlessly. Silky contours add to an impression of flamboyant elegance. I would give the 2015 at least a few more years in bottle to allow some of the elements to fuse together a bit more fully. Time in the glass brings out very pretty red-toned fruit and floral overtones. There is certainly plenty to admire on this inviting, impeccably balanced Pomerol. Michel Rolland consults.
Edouard Labruyere works extensively on plot definition and practises integral vinification in barrel, sorting out his terroirs in true Burgundian fashion - before blending it back together in true Pomerol style. You have to sit with this for a minute, as the impact is fairly big and rich, then a whoosh of hazelnut toast comes in, and only then do the juicy damson fruits start trickling down the sides and filling your palate.
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