2009 Chateau Rouget

Year: 2009
Appellation: Pomerol
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 87
Wine Advocate: 92
Jeff Leve: 91
James Suckling: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"Coffee and tobacco flavors are brooding and slightly bitter in this austere red. Smoky and gamy notes dominate modest plum fruit. There's solid structure, but this is a bit rustic. Drink now through 2019." (WS)

"This opulent, sexy 2009 Rouget is composed of primarily Merlot blended with a touch of Cabernet Franc. Sandy, loamy soil notes interwoven with kirsch and Provencal garrigue jump from the glass of this full-bodied, opulent, rich Pomerol. Abundant fruit on the attack, mid-palate and finish characterize this over-achiever. Consume it over the next 15 years." (WA)

"Round, supple textures, fresh dark cherry, earth, fennel and cocoa scents and a fresh, sweet, plummy, rich, plush finish. This is another example of how great 2009 is for the entire appellation of Pomerol at all price points. 91 points - Tasted Jun 27, 2012" (JL)

"Wonderful aromas of dark fruits, meat and coffee follow to a full body, with chewy and rich tannins and a long intense finish. This needs until at least 2017 to resolve the chunky tannins. Best ever from here?" (JS)