2005 Rouget, Pomerol

SKU #1037320 92 points Wine Spectator

 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. (JS)  (3/2008)

90 points 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. (RP)  (4/2008)

88-90 points 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. (ST)  (5/2006)

K&L Notes

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. (Clyde Beffa, K&L Bordeaux buyer)

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