The best wine ever from Chateau Rouget? James Suckling suspects as much, calling it “very polished and full of purpose with dark berries, hazelnuts, cedar and chocolate as well as black olives.” There’s a lot going on in this chewy, intense Pomerol with a steel spine of focused tannin and a strong finish. This will be a purchase to pat your own back over when you crack it in 2024.
Will Ship beginning of August 2020
Wow. This is very polished and full of purpose with dark berries, hazelnuts, cedar and chocolate, as well as black olives. Full-bodied, chewy and intense with a focused tannin backbone and intensity. Loads going on here. Finishes strong. This could be the best wine ever from here. Try from 2024.
The 2016 Rouget is a total turn on. A rush of red cherry/raspberry jam, sweet spice, chocolate and tobacco builds as this exotic Pomerol shows off its racy, opulent personality. The full throttle-style works beautifully. There is not a whole lot of subtlety, but the Rouget is undeniably delicious. I loved it. Tasted three times.