Clos Rougeard

"Brézé" Saumur Chenin Blanc

9.4518 ratings
9.4217 pro ratings
Saumur, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Exhilarating energy, focus and concentration. It is indeed youthful, and with clear substance in this vintage to age very well. After 2 hours in the decanter is when it really reveals itself showing the true magic of Brézé and the elite winemaking of the Foucault’s. It’s multidimensional, complex and with sharp acidity balancing its lovely texture showing layers of tropical fruits, salted butter, cashew, some reduction, a touch of honey and crushed stones. There is excellent midpalate depth and intensity that gives way to a long finish with great tension and lift.

Exhilarating energy, focus and concentration. It is indeed youthful, and with clear substance in this vintage to age very well. After 2 hours in the decanter is when it really reveals itself showing the true magic of Brézé and the elite winemaking of the Foucault’s. It’s multidimensional, complex and with sharp acidity balancing its lovely texture showing layers of tropical fruits, salted butter, cashew, some reduction, a touch of honey and crushed stones. There is excellent midpalate depth and intensity that gives way to a long finish with great tension and lift.

Dec 6th, 2020
Lee Pitofsky

💫 Like Grand Cru white Burgundy. Phenomenal...and certainly elevated our cheese course :)

💫 Like Grand Cru white Burgundy. Phenomenal...and certainly elevated our cheese course :)

Jun 2nd, 2020
Web Bond

Pair with Caribbean flavors. Fantastic bottle.

Pair with Caribbean flavors. Fantastic bottle.

Sep 28th, 2018
Ira Schwartz

Citrus and fading oak on the nose. In the mouth it reminded me of sushi as this bottle was all about texture. Sat in your mouth but then started to build like a firecracker with a long fuse. Slowly citrus flavors and nut flavors are joined by apple skins and sets up camp on your tongue. Squats there but never explodes .

Citrus and fading oak on the nose. In the mouth it reminded me of sushi as this bottle was all about texture. Sat in your mouth but then started to build like a firecracker with a long fuse. Slowly citrus flavors and nut flavors are joined by apple skins and sets up camp on your tongue. Squats there but never explodes .

Aug 14th, 2018
Fraser McKinley

Super rich and luscious - 2009

Super rich and luscious - 2009

Jul 30th, 2018
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Lives up to the hype. Out of the gate, it's like if Riesling and Chardonnay had a love child. Over time it broadens to a richer more obviously chenin experience. At the end, it vascillates between chenin and chardlike. Amazing stuff.

Lives up to the hype. Out of the gate, it's like if Riesling and Chardonnay had a love child. Over time it broadens to a richer more obviously chenin experience. At the end, it vascillates between chenin and chardlike. Amazing stuff.

May 26th, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.5

Magnificent. Hard to imagine this drinking much better than right now. Everything in balance - honeycomb, yellow plum, herbs, resolved but present oak, and ample acidity. Texturally amazing, persistently and insistently filling every corner of the mouth. Killer.

Magnificent. Hard to imagine this drinking much better than right now. Everything in balance - honeycomb, yellow plum, herbs, resolved but present oak, and ample acidity. Texturally amazing, persistently and insistently filling every corner of the mouth. Killer.

Apr 29th, 2018
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.2

Wine highlights from a long and fabulous lunch at TFL yesterday. Needed a little more time to open up, but we were thirsty and drank it too fast.

Wine highlights from a long and fabulous lunch at TFL yesterday. Needed a little more time to open up, but we were thirsty and drank it too fast.

Mar 18th, 2018
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.9

More advanced than I’d like

More advanced than I’d like

Feb 23rd, 2018
Chris Shackelford

Great fruit and balance.

Great fruit and balance.

Jul 12th, 2017