Degusté à l'aveugle. Non carrafé. Servit à 14'C. Robe peu epaisse, assez évoluée. Nez animal, de ferme d’élevage, presque fécal, avec de la cerise mure... Un pinot noir à l'évidence, hum... Bouche élégante souple, très légère, douce, aérienne, sans extraction ; à la fois sur la grenade juteuse, les branche de ronces, et une touche de café ; très subtil, un voile de mariée dans un rêve ; un vin à son apogée, excellent pour moi, mais sans unanimité. Quelle finesse ! « «Un bourgogne, sans passeport ».
A classic Rougeard fragrance with high toned green forestal and iodine notes framing fresh red and dark fruit and more savoury earthy elements, and so polished and graceful on the palate. The structure here seems fully integrated and the palate presence is pure silk.
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(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)
(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!
(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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