Friday, July 2, 2010

2009 Bordeaux Futures - 2009 Chateau Rouget Pomerol

Category: France
Size: 750 ml
Brand: Chateau Rouget
Region: Bordeaux Pomerol
Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Red Wine
Price: $37.98
Reg: $47.00

Robert Parker 91-93 Points

The best Rouget I have ever tasted, the 2009 displays terrific aromas of kirsch liqueur and loamy soil as well as a plump, fat, luscious personality. With sensational concentration and purity, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and an enormous fruit character, this beauty should drink well for 15 or more years. (Tasted three times.) Drink 2010-2025.

Wine Spectator 91-94 Points

Blueberry and mineral on the nose. Full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a fruity, vanilla and berry finish. Long. Superpolished and pretty.

Neal Martin's Wine Journal 91-93 Points

Tasted at Chateau Clinet. The Rouget '09 has a fresh, well defined bouquet with wild strawberry, cherry and a touch of rose petal...very feminine and fragrant. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, ripe tannins, just a little toasty and spicy, good weight, modern in style but well balanced with good acidity and delineation towards the finish with hints of bay leaf and spice. Cohesive, very good length. Look out for Rouget upping the ante over the next few years…this is just the beginning. Tasted April 2010.

Jancis Robinson 17/20 Points

Very thick. Perfumed. Very sweet and opulent and ambitious. A bit of tannin on the end. You could almost stand a spoon up in this. Clinet? Very rich. Pretty alcoholic finish but there is lots of rich fruit, too. Date tasted 29th March 2010. Drink 2015-2028.

Decanter 17.5/20 Points

Another fine wine from this now consistent (and still relatively good value) estate. Aromatic, opulent, the texture of the tannins fine. Long finish. Drink 2016-2030.

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