2005 Rouget, Pomerol
There's beautiful aromas of violet and other flowers, with fruity undertones. Full-bodied, with round, polished tannins that caress the palate. Long and very balanced. Harmonious. Best after 2012.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Burgundy firm of Jacques Prieur, who now owns this Pomerol estate, has fashioned an outstanding 2005 from one of the less prestigious terroirs of the appellation. It is a richly fruit, exuberant, flamboyant wine offering a sensual display of black cherries, sandy, loamy soil, subtle herbs, and spice. Lusciously textured with no astringency, it can be consumed now and over the next 10-12 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Saturated ruby-red. Sexy aromas of plum, redcurrant, truffle and meat. Supple, round and gentle, with fat flavors of plum, and licorice pastille. Long, ripe finish features supple tannins and hints of leather and game.
Scented, lilies on the nose. Very rich and vibrant. Glossy and flattering and very opulent though with lots of ripe tannin too. Quite youthful and long.
K&L's Barrel Tasting notes - Sweet and forward ripe fruit flavors. Lighter style - good balance. Easy drinker. Bright and fresh. Ralph: Spice box and clove hints abound in this naturally extracted wine of red fruits. Tasty and refreshing. One of Pomerol's best deals. *1/2 This is a big name Pomerol for a fine price. Only 10 cases left! (Clyde Beffa, K&L Bordeaux buyer)