Clos Rougeard

Les Poyeux Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc

9.4614 ratings
9.5270 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
Charlie Evans

That’s the jam right there

That’s the jam right there

Jan 27th, 2019
Gilbert Van Hassel

Cabernet Franc like few can make, luscious without green.

Cabernet Franc like few can make, luscious without green.

Oct 13th, 2018
Gilbert Van Hassel

Extremely fine and wellstructured tannines. Animalness while at the same time round enough to compensate for the greeness of the cab franc. An outstanding wine

Extremely fine and wellstructured tannines. Animalness while at the same time round enough to compensate for the greeness of the cab franc. An outstanding wine

Oct 13th, 2018
Ira Schwartz

One sniff of the glass tells you you’re in the Loire Valley. Green pepper, herbs and tobacco resonate. Precise and silky on the palate . The only thing that tempered my enthusiasm was the level of complexity was not at the level this producer is known for. Perhaps more time is needed.

One sniff of the glass tells you you’re in the Loire Valley. Green pepper, herbs and tobacco resonate. Precise and silky on the palate . The only thing that tempered my enthusiasm was the level of complexity was not at the level this producer is known for. Perhaps more time is needed.

Oct 2nd, 2018
Mark Eastom

Iron, pencil shavings, wild berry, earthy spice, wet stone, great acid. Probably the best most expressive/focused cab franc I’ve ever had. Just got better and better as it opened. Thanks Doug!

Iron, pencil shavings, wild berry, earthy spice, wet stone, great acid. Probably the best most expressive/focused cab franc I’ve ever had. Just got better and better as it opened. Thanks Doug!

Sep 14th, 2018
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

9.4

Still young but incredible stuff. Purity that is perhaps unmatched.

Still young but incredible stuff. Purity that is perhaps unmatched.

Sep 7th, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

8.9

When Clos Rougeard is a touch bretty, it is still a beauty.

When Clos Rougeard is a touch bretty, it is still a beauty.

Mar 19th, 2018
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.4

Freaking lovely powerful stuff

Freaking lovely powerful stuff

Mar 3rd, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.6

The elegance of Poyeux is really something to behold. Grateful for a few hours with this young bottle of magic.

The elegance of Poyeux is really something to behold. Grateful for a few hours with this young bottle of magic.

Aug 16th, 2017
Ryan Mullins

A 👶

A 👶

Jul 28th, 2017