2011 Rouget, Pomerol
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The deep ruby/plum/purple-tinged 2011 exhibits sandy, loamy soil, ripe cassis and kirsch scents. Surprisingly flamboyant and opulent for the vintage with good acidity, ripe tannins and a long, layered style, it should drink well for 15+ years. Older readers, who may remember the light, fruity, but pleasant and charming wines Rouget produced 25-30 years ago, will be shocked at how rich, full-throttle and intense current releases have become.
I like the quality of the tannins here, which are ripe but not overdone. Full and round with chocolate and berry character. Balanced.