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This Chateau is situated between L'Eglise Clinet and Le Gay. Already organic, it is in the process of becoming bio-dynamic. The Labruyère family from Burgundy are the owners here and aim to produce a charming and silky-textured Pomerol. the 18 hectares are planted with 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.
The 2019 Rouget is bold, plush and racy to the core. Raspberry jam, spice, kirsch, leather, cedar and sweet pipe tobacco all meld together effortlessly. This sumptuous, flamboyant Pomerol captures all of the natural intensity of the year. 2024 - 2039
The 2019 Rouget reveals aromas of cherries, jammy berries, dark chocolate and vine smoke, followed by a full-bodied, broad and fleshy palate framed by ripe but succulent acids and powdery tannins that assert themselves on the finish. This is a broad, demonstrative Pomerol that will drink well with only a little bottle age. Drink 2023-2043.
The 2019 Rouget is quite open and more fruit-driven on the nose than its peers - kirsch and redcurrant, evidence of some creamy new oak that slightly obscures the terroir expression. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannins, rather bitter and coarse, a very faint vegetal note on the finish that is jarring at present. I will be more parsimonious with my score for now. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting.
This is really finely crafted with sleek, polished tannins and beautiful, deep fruit. It’s full-bodied. Flavorful finish. Gorgeous texture.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Rouget comes prancing out of the glass with flamboyant scents of black raspberries, warm black plums and boysenberries with hints of red roses, Chinese five spice and oolong tea plus a waft of pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers a firm frame of ripe, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, nicely supporting the generous black fruits, finishing long and mineral laced.
The 2019 Rouget has a ripe red cherry, kirsch and desiccated orange peel/marmalade-scented bouquet that actually gains delineation with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannins and fine depth. Quite solid toward the finish, where it needs a tad more nuance and precision; that may develop with bottle age. This Pomerol has commendable substance but patience is required. 2026 - 2042