Clos Rougeard

Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc

9.327 ratings
9.310 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
LM Segal

Chopped cherry tree nose leads a seamless, light red fruit-driven core, very low acidity. Pomegranate, bing cherry. Burg meets old Barbaresco, not like any cab franc I’ve tasted.

Chopped cherry tree nose leads a seamless, light red fruit-driven core, very low acidity. Pomegranate, bing cherry. Burg meets old Barbaresco, not like any cab franc I’ve tasted.

Jun 22nd, 2018
Izek Jasper

Update: This was great upon opening, but it’s absolutely brilliant day-two.

Update: This was great upon opening, but it’s absolutely brilliant day-two.

Jan 14th, 2018
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Tasting group. My 2nd, group 3rd. Luxardo cherries l, mineral

Tasting group. My 2nd, group 3rd. Luxardo cherries l, mineral

1 person found it helpfulJan 22nd, 2019
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.4

Peppery, young!

Peppery, young!

Apr 18th, 2017
Adam Schneider

Sales Long Island Wine & Spirits

9.4

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Feb 10th, 2017
Garrett Pierce

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Not a great showing. Some oak notes meet a thin palate and intense tannins. Might just need more time, but not my favorite vintage of this bottling.

Not a great showing. Some oak notes meet a thin palate and intense tannins. Might just need more time, but not my favorite vintage of this bottling.

Apr 7th, 2017
Kenta Hayashi

Funky, green pepper, leafy, cool raspberry fruit, damp autumn leaves. Airy and almost weightless. Sappy tannins with relatively long finish. An unusual Cabernet Franc, but I can see why Burgundy lovers would make an exception for this producer. Would consider buying if prices were more reasonable.

Funky, green pepper, leafy, cool raspberry fruit, damp autumn leaves. Airy and almost weightless. Sappy tannins with relatively long finish. An unusual Cabernet Franc, but I can see why Burgundy lovers would make an exception for this producer. Would consider buying if prices were more reasonable.

Jul 5th, 2018
Andrew Lubeck

Not especially complex but so smooth and silky -- pleasant cherry / red fruit aromatics (almost burg like) well structured

Not especially complex but so smooth and silky -- pleasant cherry / red fruit aromatics (almost burg like) well structured

Jun 4th, 2017
Justin Hansohn

Always over-delivering. Fresh off the boat, less than a month in the states and ready to go.

Always over-delivering. Fresh off the boat, less than a month in the states and ready to go.

Feb 1st, 2017
Nate Norfolk

Well.... I won't be drinking this, but here it is.

Well.... I won't be drinking this, but here it is.

Apr 7th, 2017