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13 Ratings
Chateau Rouget Pomerol
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Wine Details

Region

PomerolBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(From 2010 Vintage) Vineyards are farmed sustainably, using practices such as cover crops and ploughing. Grapes are manually picked and carefully transported in small 20 kg crates. Harvest occurs in several steps, in order to secure an optimal maturity level. Bunches are sorted a first time as soon as they arrive in the cellar. Then, once the grapes are fully destemmed, they go through another double sorting table. Grapes are vinified batch by batch, in oak or stainless steel vats, then aged for 18 months in oak barrels (33% new). The wine is fined traditionally, using fresh egg white. This vintage was bottled on a fruit day according to the lunar calendar, to allow the wine to express itself fully.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) The wine displays a rich, dark garnet color. The nose is mouth-watering, with notes of kirsh and blueberries, lifted by a great minerality. The wine is dense on the palate, concentrated, generous with touches of vanilla and a well integrated wood. The tannins are ripe and silky. This wine combines body and elegance, you will enjoy it in 7-10 years or for the 15 years beyond.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (84-87) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 122 on Apr-99
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/00