Clos Rougeard

"Brézé" Saumur Chenin Blanc

9.474 ratings
9.430 pro ratings
Saumur, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
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
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
Adam Plotkin

So hard to find, but oh so worth the hunt!!!!!! Only a baby, but already exquisite.

So hard to find, but oh so worth the hunt!!!!!! Only a baby, but already exquisite.

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2015
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Another amazing bottle. Again, Best Chenin I have consumed.

Another amazing bottle. Again, Best Chenin I have consumed.

Feb 24th, 2016
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Best Chenin I've had. Yum!

Best Chenin I've had. Yum!

Feb 22nd, 2016
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.8

A really beautiful wine, and like all great wines it is seamless and coherent from start to finish, somehow paradoxically melding a dichotomy of acidity and opulence into one logical whole. Aubert deVellaine described this phenomenon as "natural opulence rather than contrived opulence." There is some viticulture and winemaking involved, but it is definitely primarily a terroir thing. These are the wines that somehow rise above the fray, and remind even a cynical winemaker of the mystery.

A really beautiful wine, and like all great wines it is seamless and coherent from start to finish, somehow paradoxically melding a dichotomy of acidity and opulence into one logical whole. Aubert deVellaine described this phenomenon as "natural opulence rather than contrived opulence." There is some viticulture and winemaking involved, but it is definitely primarily a terroir thing. These are the wines that somehow rise above the fray, and remind even a cynical winemaker of the mystery.

Jan 22nd, 2016
Kimberly Prokoshyn

Sommelier Pearl & Ash in NYC

9.4

Greatness

Greatness

Jan 10th, 2016
Thomas Monroe

Winemaker Division Winemaking Company, Owner/Winemaker SE Wine Collective

9.7

Christmas week wines! Duh! Fucking miracle makers #drinkchenin!

Christmas week wines! Duh! Fucking miracle makers #drinkchenin!

Dec 28th, 2015
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

9.4

Everything tastes better here this time of the year.

Everything tastes better here this time of the year.

Dec 22nd, 2015