Clos Rougeard

Le Bourg Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc

9.5326 ratings
9.5117 pro ratings
Saumur-Champigny, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Nikki Goddard, DWS

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. 🤩🦄

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. 🤩🦄

Mar 23rd, 2020
William Hughes

This still tastes vibrant and has years ahead in the cellar.

This still tastes vibrant and has years ahead in the cellar.

Sep 15th, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.5

Firing on each and every cylinder. So dense and yet completely weightless. Nowhere near ready to drink but drinking so good.

Firing on each and every cylinder. So dense and yet completely weightless. Nowhere near ready to drink but drinking so good.

Jun 4th, 2018
Scott Wren

Cab franc from an iconic producer that has evolved enough that the pyrazines have completely been integrated. Had it with prime rib and it’s deep rich red fruit flavors just kept unfolding.

Cab franc from an iconic producer that has evolved enough that the pyrazines have completely been integrated. Had it with prime rib and it’s deep rich red fruit flavors just kept unfolding.

Mar 28th, 2018
Tom Inners

2008 and hitting all the marks.

2008 and hitting all the marks.

Nov 20th, 2017
Chris Cottrell

Partner Bedrock Wine Co, Co-founder/Winemaker Under the Wire

10

Pyrazine perfection

Pyrazine perfection

3 people found it helpfulSep 21st, 2014
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.0

Medium garnet, smells of cedar, earth and cherries. In the mouth, earthy notes of cherry, hazelnuts, cocoa and tobacco. Great acidity, long finish.

Medium garnet, smells of cedar, earth and cherries. In the mouth, earthy notes of cherry, hazelnuts, cocoa and tobacco. Great acidity, long finish.

3 people found it helpfulApr 11th, 2014
Patrick Cappiello

Wine Director/Partner Pearl & Ash, Rebelle NYC; Wine Writer Playboy.com

10

Bourg

Bourg

2 people found it helpfulJun 1st, 2014
Rajat Parr

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

9.7

Ash and burnt toast at first. 1 hour later....GENIUS!!

Ash and burnt toast at first. 1 hour later....GENIUS!!

1 person found it helpfulNov 14th, 2015
Rajat Parr

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

9.9

1990

1990

1 person found it helpfulOct 10th, 2015