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Chateau Rouget 2008

$97.00

Stock: Available

Product Code: 10078

Pomerol doesnt get much better. 91 points Parker

Year:

2008

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.

Region/Terroir:  Pomerol

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

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

Alcohol:  14% 

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:  Drinking well now but will keep for decades!

Our Tasting notes:

Jancis Robinson gave it a score of 16/20 - “Bright, dark crimson. Meaty nose and very rich, ripe purple aromas. Super smooth.”

Robert Parker (Wine Spectator) 91 Points: Similar in style to the 2008 Bon Pasteur, the dark ruby/plum-colored 2008 Rouget is unquestionably a sleeper of the vintage. Notes of mulberries, black currants and sandy, loamy soil as well as a lush, seductive, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and good purity as well as depth suggest it can be drunk now and over the next decade or more.

 

other scores, according to Wine Searcher are listed here

Critic Score When to drink
James Suckling 90/100  
Stephen Tanzer 89/100  
Jean-Marc Quarin 84/100  
La Revue du Vin de France 16.5/20  
Jancis Robinson 16/20 2013 to 2019
Vinum Wine Magazine 15.5/20 2013 to 2018
Decanter 3/5 2013 to 2020

 

Product Code: 10078

 

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