2015 Rouget

Rouget

91Average Score
Red
2019-2035
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 110 Marketplace
£359.00
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 33 Marketplace
£181.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 20 Marketplace
£33.00
24x37.5cl
-
0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace
£368.00
Hlvs
-
0 Immediate | 6 Marketplace
£19.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
91
Drinking window
2019-2035
Critic Notes

The 2015 Rouget is the blend of five parcels around the Pomerol plateau and I took time to taste each of them when I visited Edouard Labruyère. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc aged in one-third new oak, it has quite a punchy, high-toned bouquet with licorice-tinged red fruit that opens nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannin, rounded in the mouth with moderate acidity, the Cabernet Franc very articulate. I like the cohesion here, svelte in the mouth with black fruit and allspice fanning out on the structured, sandalwood finish. This is a well-crafted Rouget that deserves wider consumer appreciation. I would not be surprised if this Rouget ends up at the top of my banded score. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2019-2035

Score: 92-94/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2019-2035

The 2015 Rouget is outstanding. Plump, juicy and forward, the 2015 possesses terrific depth to match its flamboyant personality. Black cherry, plum, mocha, dark spice and licorice abound in this forward Pomerol. The style is unquestionably ripe and modern, but very nicely judged. Consulting winemaker Michel Rolland has done a fine job here. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

Score: 90-93/100Antonio Galloni

Rich, ripe and modern. Firm extraction gives plenty of weight and depth. Plentiful tannins, and the oak is a touch intrusive on the finish. Apr 2016, James Lawther MW, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2020-2030

Score: 90-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2020-2030

Dark crimson. Sweet and not thick but lively and transparent. Racy and sinewy. Lots of appeal in this wine. GV. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2020-2032

Score: 16-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2020-2032
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pomerol
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2019-2035
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pomerol
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2019-2035
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