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Chateau Rouget 2006

$95.00

Stock: Available

Product Code: 10077

Delicious Pomerol. Great merlot.

Year:

2006

Size:

750ml

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Product Description

Château Rouget is situated in the heart of Pomerol.  The 18th century château is in a park of oak and pine trees.  It has been owned since 1992 by the Labruyere family, who renovated the vineyard, winery and cellars. Consultant winemaker Michel Rolland advises from the vineyard to the winery and has overseen improvements in the wine.

Region/Terroir:  Pomerol

Grapes:  Merlot (85%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%)

Soil: Sand and gravel with an underlying layer of iron deposits.

Alcohol: 13.5% VOL

Wine making: Grapes are harvested as late as possible, by hand into baskets, then separated for a final selection. In order to refine plot selection, fermentation occurs in small wooden vats and some temperature controlled steel vats.  Malolactic fermentation occurs in oak barrels.  Ageing occurs in oak barrels, 50% of which are renewed each vintage, for 15-18 months.

Cellaring potential: Drink from 2012-2020.

Our Tasting notes:  This wine was given one star in the 2010 Guide Hachette.  Dark ruby, big nose of plum, toasted oak and mocha, velvety palate with blackberries, fig and cherries interwoven with earth and mineral notes.  The finish reveals its depth with structure, balance and restraint.

Wine Searcher lists some scores for this wine (Wine Searcher aggregated critic score 89/100)

Critic Score When to drink
CellarTracker 91/100 (16 notes from 13 users)  
Stephen Tanzer 86- 89/100  
Wine Spectator 88/100  
Jean-Marc Quarin 86/100  
Bettane et Desseauve 17/20 2012 to 2020
Gault & Millau 16/20  
La Revue du Vin de France 16/20  
Jancis Robinson 15.5/20
Vinum Wine Magazine 15/20
 

Single bottles, multiple bottles or complete boxes (12 bottles in wooden case) may be ordered. 

Product Code: 10077

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