Clos Rougeard

Clos Rougeard

Le Bourg Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc

Ageless and weightless. Earthy, ethereal, and aromatic, with dried sour cherry, stewed rhubarb and cranberry, black peppercorn, tobacco, worn-in leather, kalamata olive, violet petal, herbes de Provence, and sweet baking spice. Just a hint of perfectly integrated barnyard. Unbelievable with lamb tagine. 🤩🦄 — 7 days ago

Emmett Dzieza
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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. — a year 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

"Brézé" Saumur Chenin Blanc 2013

Honeysuckle and white flower nose, medium body, complex palate with butterscotch, citrus, pear, green apple, and lots of other stuff that changed over time. Endless finish. — a month ago

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Clos Rougeard

Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2006

Drew hendricks
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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

Les Poyeux Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc

Damn! Fine example of Cab franc from the Loire valley, green herbaceous essence with a hint of funk, smoothed out by a lovely lingering silky finish.  — a month ago

Brad Burch
with Brad

Domaine Guiberteau

Brézé Saumur Chenin Blanc 2015

Incredible. Rougeard esq — 9 months ago

Al, Adam and 3 others liked this

Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Beware Clos Rougeard. Cheval is coming to get you! — 2 years ago

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Thibault Liger-Belair

Les Renardes Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2013

Servi à l'aveugle pour testé le Clos Rougeard. Fruits noirs, épices, le bois est encore présent et se développe avec l'air bien et en a besoin. Texture soyeuse, belle rondeur. — 3 years ago

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