Château-Rouget Pomerol 2009
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pomerol|
Wine AdvocateThis opulent, sexy 2009 Rouget is composed of primarily Merlot blended with a touch of Cabernet Franc. Sandy, loamy soil notes interwoven with kirsch and Provencal garrigue jump from the glass of this full-bodied, opulent, rich Pomerol. Abundant fruit on the attack, mid-palate and finish characterize this over-achiever. Consume it over the next 15 years.
Wine EnthusiastThis rounded wine is dense, with firm tannins that are well molded into its sweet-tasting structure. Packed with ripe fruit, this will age relatively quickly, giving pleasure in 5-6 years.
Wine SpectatorCoffee and tobacco flavors are brooding and slightly bitter in this austere red. Smoky and gamy notes dominate modest plum fruit. There's solid structure, but this is a bit rustic. Drink now through 2019.