Clos Rougeard

Clos Rougeard

Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2005

Lean and mean. In the glass aromas of black pepper, 5 spice, and soft leather creep out with time. Well structured and akin to a lighter vintage Barbaresco. Fascinating wine — 11 days ago

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Marc Plouzeau

Ante Phylloxera Clos de Maulevrier Franc De Pied Touraine Cabernet Franc 2012

Wow. Amazing on day 2 (day 1 was dark red fruit and a lot of red bell pepper) with a nose that was like a raft of strawberry, raspberry and a bit of boysenberry with more subtle tones of bell pepper, tobacco and earth. No noticeable wood, ample acidity but not austere. Hits a sweet spot for Cab Franc. For history, quality, QPR - will take this over Rougeard any day. — 9 months ago

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Chris MacLean

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@Noah Raizman How long do you think this will last? I’m holding a few bottles
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@Chris MacLean at least a decade of not more. This is lithe but has good tannic density and continue to improve to day three. Not monolithic nor mouthdrying like some young Bordeaux, but this should certainly age well
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@Noah Raizman , thanks for the data point. As I suspected/hoped you’d say!

Clos Rougeard

Les Poyeux Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2012

18/20 (95/100) Потрясающе глубокий и яркий аромат кассиса, спелых ягод черники, ванили, гвоздики и шоколада. Относительно легкое с высокой кислотностью. Насыщенное во вкусе с продолжительным послевкусием. Впечатляет. — 10 days ago

Domaine Guiberteau

Brézé Saumur Chenin Blanc 2015

Incredible. Rougeard esq — 5 months ago

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Clos de l'Olive Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

I’ve enjoyed several of their whites but this was my first encounter with a Red from Couly-Dutheil.
It will for sure not be my last....

IMHO not that far behind Clos Rougeard for a fraction of the price.

— a year ago

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Château Palmer

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Beautiful wine. This was direct from the Chateau and it showed. Among the most elegant and poised Bordeaux I’ve had, reminded me of Clos Rougeard, fair bit of acidity and lift. Very aromatic. 12% alcohol. They don’t (can’t) make it like this any more. Excellent. 1989 Vintage — a year ago

Clos Rougeard

Le Bourg Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2010

Good aromatic intensity of typical green and black pepper notes. Lots of structure. Would prefer to let this sit another 5-10yrs to let the oak integrate and the secondary flavors develop — a month ago

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Clos Rougeard

"Brézé" Saumur Chenin Blanc 2006

Robe évoluée
Nez tilleul verveine puissant
Bouche ample généreuse grasse avec une relative mollesse en milieu de bouche et finale épicée et un peu chaleureuse
Bien mais pas renversant
— 5 months ago

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Granato Teroldego 2011

Nose reminded of Rougeard (ethereal, intoxicating, lovely) yet lighter in structure. Impressive — a year ago

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