Red

1996 Clos Rougeard (Foucault) Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg

Cabernet Franc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Anjou-Saumur
  • Saumur-Champigny
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • bill00 wrote: 92 points

    January 30, 2021 - Tobacco, olive, soil and green pepper. Fully mature. Mellow and easy-going. I thought a bottle of this a couple of years ago was better so perhaps this is on the decline but I'm guessing it'll be a slow descent.

  • aquacongas Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 11, 2020 - Spontaneous Ultra Tasting: blind
    AS Always a combination out of Bx, Burgundy and northern Rhone. Some aspects of black currant, velvety of Burgundy and spicieness of NR. Nice balanced, good acidity, still Fresh. 95

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  • fcxj wrote: 90 points

    June 15, 2018 - Touch of reduction and sourness aromatically.

  • William Kelley Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 13, 2017 - Clos Rougeard's 1996 Le Bourg, which proudly proclaims its élevage in new oak on the label (how times have changed!), is superb, bursting from the glass with a complex bouquet of black cherry, cigar ash, cassis and meaty bass notes. On the palate, the wine is sapid and full-bodied, with a sweet core of fruit, a fine-grained chassis of tannin, zesty acids and good length. While the aromas are inflected its time in toasty new oak, it's impact is seamlessly integrated on both the nose and palate. This isn't quite as concentrated as say, the 05, but it's still a first-division Le Bourg.

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  • aagrawal wrote: 92 points

    June 30, 2017 - Dinner with Edson (Maybeck): Light to medium ruby; aromatic, plenty of green bell pepper, capsicum; palate is medium bodied, red fruit, forest floor, plenty of green veggies, fresh medium-plus acid, medium alcohol, medium tannins, fully integrated; finish is medium length. Very nice, but overall a bit underripe, though that is the style, but also a bit uniform instead of expanding and complex. This has some of the purest green bell pepper that I've ever had in a wine. 92+

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

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Clos Rougeard (Foucault)
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Le Bourg
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Anjou-Saumur
  • Appellation Saumur-Champigny

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  • In Cellars 69 (75%)
  • Consumed 23 (25%)

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