Chateau Rouget Pomerol 2018 (Bordeaux, France) - [JS 97] [DM 93] [VM 93] [JD 93]
Chateau Rouget Pomerol 2018 (Bordeaux, France) - [JS 97] [DM 93] [VM 93] [JD 93]
Chateau Rouget Pomerol 2018 (Bordeaux, France) - [JS 97] [DM 93] [VM 93] [JD 93]

Chateau Rouget Pomerol 2018
(Bordeaux, France) - [JS 97] [DM 93] [VM 93] [JD 93]


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History:
Château Rouget history began several centuries ago. Already identified at the end of the Roman Empire, Château Rouget's terroirs were at that time merged with St Emilion's ones.  At the end of the 19th century, a classification of Pomerol wines placed Rouget among the top five estates of the appellation. This recognition stems from the remarkable constancy showed by consecutive owners of the estate, who all worked hard to produce iconic wines.

TERROIR: 

Gravelous soils mixed with clay. This soil composition, combined with an exceptional exposure, confers all the typicity, elegance and finesse to Château Rouget wines.

GRAPE VARIETIES:

85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc

Planting density: 3 000 vines per acre / 7 500 vines per hectare

Average age of vines: 40 years

SOIL MANAGEMENT

Vineyards are farmed sustainably, using practices such as cover crops and ploughing.

HARVESTS

Grapes are manually picked and carefully transported in small 20 kg crates. Harvest occurs in several steps, in order to secure an optimal maturity level. Bunches are sorted a first time as soon as they arrive in the cellar. Then, once the grapes are fully destemmed, they go through another double sorting table.

WINEMAKING & AGEING

Grapes are vinified batch by batch, in oak or truncated cone-shaped oak vats, then aged for 18 months in oak barrels (33% new).

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - James Suckling:
"Blueberries, blackberries, elderberries, mushrooms and earthy notes. Spices as well. It’s full-bodied with an unctuous texture. Balanced and savory with a fine, chewy tannin structure. Flavorful finish with length. One of the best ever from here. Try after 2025." (1/21)

93 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"Grilled oak influence on the nose, with excellent density to the flavours through the palate. Needs time to open up but it works and really has a sense of confidence and personality. 30% new oak. 2026-2045." - JA (11/20)

93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2018 Château Rouget is a beauty and well worth seeking out, especially for those who love the richer, more full-bodied side to Pomerol. Lots of black fruits, chocolate, leafy herbs, and cedar notes emerge from this beauty, which has silky tannins, wonderful overall balance, and a great, great finish. This is one pleasure-bent, sexy 2018 that can be drunk any time over the coming 15 years or more. 2021 - 2036."  (3/21)

93 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2018 Rouget is not going to win any prizes for subtlety, but it sure is delicious. Racy and flamboyant to the core, the 2018 saturates the palate with super-ripe red fruit, mocha, spice and copious new French oak. I would give the tannins a few years to soften. There is certainly a lot to look forward to. Readers should expect a dense, heady style. (Drink between 2026-2043)" - Antonio Galloni (3/21)