2011 Rouget, Pomerol

SKU #1152622 92 points James Suckling

 An impressive wine for the vintage with lots of sweet, ripe fruit, hints of chocolate and toasted oak, and a long, flavorful finish. Full body, silky texture. Juicy finish. Better in 2016.  (2/ 2014)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Sports a dark profile, with ganache and espresso notes enmeshed with the core of fig and blackberry confiture flavors. Long and velvety through the finish, featuring a smoky note that weaves in and out. For fans of the not-shy style. Best from 2015 through 2025. (Web-2014)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This estate has been on a qualitative upswing for a number of years and the 2011 is a seductive effort revealing a dense ruby/plum color as well as fragrant notes of sweet cherries and spice, abundant fruit and glycerin, and a medium-bodied mouthfeel with no hard edges. It is a delicious, textbook Pomerol to drink now and over the next decade. It is a sleeper of the vintage. (RP)  (4/ 2014)

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By: Melissa Smith |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/26/2014  | Send Email
Ripe and bold fruit, framboise mingled with sandalwood.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/3/2014  | Send Email
*+ Another success here. The wines of Pomerol are the hits of the 2011 reds. This wine is spicy and racy. Delicious.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Pomerol