2018 Rouget (Pomerol)

85% Merlot/15% Cabernet Franc. Dark fruit, but also a stony minerality, a streak of salinity. Subtle but structured. Plenty of tannins, but they are very fine. Complex aftertaste. A classy wine. (NT 15/04/19)
Origin
Pomerol, Right bank, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Merlot
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
93 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2019 16.5 points, Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, April 2019
91-93 points points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, robertparker.com, April 2019
91-94 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2019
    • Buy Duty Paid
    • Buy In Bond
      Stock in
    Shop
    Stock in
    Warehouse
    *Stock on
    Order
    Price inc Add to Basket
    Unit 75cl - - - -
     
    Case 6x75cl - - - -

    *Estimated date for Stock on Order: 01 May 2021

      Stock in
    Warehouse
    *Stock on
    Order
    Price ib Add to Basket
    Unit 75cl - 24
    £35.00
     
    Case 6x75cl - 4
    £210.00

    *Estimated date for Stock on Order: 01 May 2021

2018 Rouget (Pomerol)

Media Reviews

Jane Anson

An excellent Rouget this year -there is perhaps the slightest trace of heat on the attack, but it disappears into the body of the wine, and this is really rather lovely. When you think back to this wine even in good vintages like 2009, it didn`t have the flesh on the bones that it has today. It’s even more impressive that the weight has been gained without sacrificing balance – a great job from Edouard Labruyère, 3.4pH. Tasted on multiple occasions. Drink 2026 - 2040. 93 points

Julia Harding

85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc; 25% new oak.Very dark black-cherry colour. Sweet vanilla-laced black fruit, nicely stony/dusty to balance the sweet blueberry fruit. Extremely smooth, polished and rounded and a touch of vanilla sweetness on the finish. 16.5 points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Rouget sports quite a lot of oak at this stage, opening out to lively red and black plums notes and notions of baked cherries, blueberry compote and dried mulberries plus wafts of raisin cake, tree bark and bouquet garni. Full and concentrated, with a firm, fine-grained frame, it fills the palate with berry preserves and offers plenty of spicy and earthy nuances on the long finish. 91-93 points

Antonio Galloni

The 2018 Rouget is plush, flamboyant and exotically beautiful. Super ripe black cherry, chocolate, new leather, licorice and cloves are all amped up. Sumptuous fruit and silky, polished tannins add to its considerable appeal. Although not especially subtle, Rouget is very beautiful in 2018. It will appeal most to readers who enjoy big, rich wines. This full-throttle Pomerol is a real star in 2018. Tasted three times. 91-94 points

If you like this you may also be interested in...