We love finding the under the radar wines that deliver exceptional value. The 2016 Rouget is no exception. The vineyards here were originally planted by the ancient Romans and deliver ripe complex fruit that is fresh and vibrant. This is everything you want from Pomerol without the hefty price tag. James Suckling gave this gem 96 points and said “Wow”. What more can you ask for?
This is a Pre-Arrival offer. We expect the wine to be available to ship March 1, 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.