Château Rouget / Pomerol 2014 / 750mL
Grapes: Merlot and Cabernet Franc
Geography: Bordeaux, France
Alcohol by volume: 15.0%
Appearance : Dense ruby with purple reflections.
Nose : Powerful and elegant with the notes of blackcurrant, plums and dark chocolate.
Palate : Voluptuous and flavourful...ripe red fruits, spices and subtle toasted and menthol aromas. Beautiful freshness on the finish featuring racy tannins and silky texture.
94 points - James Suckling
Outer quote mark A unique red here with so much floral, bark and dark fruit aromas that follow through to a full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Lively acidity. Needs two or three years to resolve the . But should come around nicely. 50% whole bunch fermentation. Cool. Inner quote mark (2/2017)
93 points - Vinous
Outer quote mark The 2014 Rouget is a wonderfully complete wine that melds together super-ripe, racy fruit and structure. Succulent red cherry, rose petal, mint and white pepper give the wine its distinctive aromatic and flavor profile. Even with all of its flamboyance, the 2014 has plenty of structural underpinning. A few years in bottle should help the wine soften a bit. Even so, this is a decidedly opulent Pomerol. The 2014 was quite impressive both times I tasted it. (AG) Inner quote mark (2/2017)
91 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Château Rouget 2014 must have one of the ripest and opulent Pomerol noses that I encountered during my extensive tastings. Edouard Labruyère's Pomerol gushes out of the gates with plush kirsch and creme de cassis scents. The palate is rounded, decadent and powerful, plus and concentrated in the mouth with grippy tannin, though the finish is missing the precision and finesse to really complete the package. I am intrigued to taste this Rouget in bottle - it is unlike any other recent vintage that I have tried. (NM) Inner quote mark (4/2015)
History of Château 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's ones. Château Rouget is certainly the Estate in Pomerol which has made the most progress during last 20 years.
Clay and gravel soils combined with the unique micro-climate of Pomerol plateau offer ideal conditions for Merlot. Combined with Cabernet Franc, the latter reveals its best expression through our wines which are renowned for their elegant structure and complexity.
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