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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/3/2011, (See more on 94 points

    (Clos Rougeard (Foucault) Saumur-Champigny) Slightly bricking medium dark red violet color with 6 millimeter clear meniscus; tart currant, tart cassis, ox blood nose with a touch of menthol; silky textured, tart currant, tart cassis, herbaceous palate with herbal edges, minerality; medium-plus finish (group's WOTF)


  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2008, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16.5+ points

    (Clos Rougeard Saumur-Champigny) A blast of a crispy bacon on opening the bottle, so this wine starts giving pleasure even before it hits the glass. It demonstrates a moderate depth of colour, certainly nowhere near opaque, with a little note of maturity entering at the rim which has a gradually fading appearance. The nose quickly morphs into one of meaty liquorice and undergrowth, with chalky fruit overlaid and rather more prominent. A lovely texture on the palate, not quite silky but very well composed and seamless, elegant and yet with a pervasive, resinous nature. It has freshness, again with a somewhat chalky character, good acid structure and a surprising amount of grip and tannin on the finish. Without a doubt this wine will improve with further time in the cellar. What a fine character!

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  • By Lyle Fass
    5/7/2007, (See more on Rockss and Fruit...)

    (Clos Rougeard) So Burgundian but so apprently Cabernet Franc. This wine had a panoply of spice and herbs on the nose but also dazzling vivid cherry fruit after aeration. There were so many layers that kept coming out of the woodwork as the wine continually aerated. Drank it out of my new Ravenscroft Grand Cru Burgundy glasses and they really did the trick. The nose was incredibly evocative due to the large size of the glasses. Palate was extremely elegant and soft yet there was fantastic acidity and focus. The finish was long..the fruit was powerful and concentrated but never felt heavy. This was just a baby now but is built for the long haul. This will transform any Cabernet Franc hater into a lover . . . . .

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