White

2002 Clos Rougeard (Foucault) Saumur Blanc Brézé

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Anjou-Saumur
  • Saumur
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  • manonthemoon wrote: 95 points

    January 5, 2020 - Had with friends
    The nose was really nice with strong tropical fruit, honey, tea, little shells.
    Palate had lots of honey, citrus, cream, nuts, and some tea with some minerals.
    The finish was long and there was really great acidity for a wine of this age.
    Very nice bottle of wine.

  • isaacjamesbaker wrote: 94 points

    January 5, 2020 - A study on contrasts here with this beauty. Nose shows bold, waxy, honeyed, lamp oil notes, along with lots of tea, chalk, crushed shells, wild green herbs. The texture is plump and gorgeous, but the acidity is racy and lip-smacking, and the wine is full of life and verve throughout. The apricot and lemon fruit is still lively, and balanced nicely with nougat, honey, almond elements. I love the chalk dust, oyster brine, minerals and white tea elements. So alive, yet integrated well with all these years. Really special stuff.

  • ArtF Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 14, 2018 - Light gold. Very lacy and fine. A little lemon, a little oak. Very easy to drink. Great with sushi. Shear elegance.

  • AV2012 wrote: 94 points

    July 18, 2018 - Soupy, pate-like bouquet. Taste so intense that it looked almost like it had bubbles. Wow, the concentration here is unreal again. Very fat and charming.

  • LW31 Likes this wine:

    June 20, 2018 - Best Breze I've had. Great depth and structure here. Took a good two hours of air to really show and have fruit emerge. I think this is in a very good spot now.

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2017, Issue #71, Clos Rougeard’s Saumur Blanc “Brézé”

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2017, Issue #68, Clos Rougeard Saumur-Champigny’s First Growth

    (Saumur Blanc “Brézé”- Clos Rougeard) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2011, Issue #31, Recently Tasted Loire Valley Gems Superb 2009s and Plenty of Excellent Recent Vintages

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Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    3/24/2008 (link)

    (Clos Rougeard Saumur "Breze") This showed terribly. Just young, awkward, oaky, not too acidic but with potential down the road. There was a nice salinity to this wine and the nose was nice at one point but this needs time. There was a very vibrant pineapple note that some people liked or hated. I did not mind it. But all in all this wine showed very badly. But there is half a bottle left for tonight and I will see where this baby is at later. LATER: The next night it was clean, crisp with some light oak notes. Reminded me of a killer Meursault. I loved it. I still have some for night three which will be tonight. If you have any of these let them sleep for ten years minimum. It is amazing what a night in the fridge will do to a structured disjointed white wine.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type White
  • Producer Clos Rougeard (Foucault)
  • Varietal Chenin Blanc
  • Designation Blanc
  • Vineyard Brézé
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Anjou-Saumur
  • Appellation Saumur

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  • In Cellars 86 (63%)
  • Consumed 51 (37%)

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