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Amanti Vino USD 219.99 750ml

Clos Rougeard Saumur Champigny 2012

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A Cabernet Franc wine from Loire Valley in France. 2008 Clos Rougeard Saumur Champigny 750ml

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Clos Rougeard:
Clos Rougeard seems to be something of a semi-mytical entity given the paucity of information and wine that emerges from the anonymous gates in the Rue L'Eglise in Chacé just south of Saumur itself. The brothers Charlie and Nadi Foucault quietly get on with producing some of, if not, the best Cabernet Franc in the world leaving their admirers clamouring for whatever allocation the... Read more
Clos Rougeard seems to be something of a semi-mytical entity given the paucity of information and wine that emerges from the anonymous gates in the Rue L'Eglise in Chacé just south of Saumur itself. The brothers Charlie and Nadi Foucault quietly get on with producing some of, if not, the best Cabernet Franc in the world leaving their admirers clamouring for whatever allocation they can get each year. The estate first came to my attention in an old Revue de Vin de France on the best red wines in the Loire which called the 1989 Clos Rougeard Le Bourg 'un mythe absolu'. The estate further cemented its reputation in those pages by being rated the only 'Grand Cru Exceptionenel' (Revue du Vin de France Fevrier 2006 #498). The most up to date information on the web can be found on Chris Kissack's Wine Doctor site and, at the time of writing in June 2009, Jim Budd was threatening a round up of his visit to their cellar on his blogsite (http://jimsloire.blogspot.com/search/label/Clos%20Rougeard) Read less

Member Reviews for Clos Rougeard Saumur Champigny

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Snooth User: Barberesco
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/02/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: dslevy252
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 10/25/2011

Five glasses


Snooth User: nventure
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 10/22/2009

Five glasses


Snooth User: ckorson
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2002 01/13/2008

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Clos Rougeard Saumur Champigny

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Vintage: 2008 09/01/2012

A Cabernet Franc wine from Loire Valley in France. 2008 Clos Rougeard Saumur Champigny 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/14/2011

A Cabernet Franc wine from Loire Valley in France. 2007 Clos Rougeard Saumur Champigny 750ml


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Vintage: 2005 06/08/2010

A rich hue, with a tinge of gold. The nose is full of dried fruit, autumnal but also vibrant and firm, with notes of fennel and honey. This is a wine for the future and without doubt one that will improve and integrate over the coming years; just how long is difficult to predict, but try at least five years.


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Vintage: 2003 05/19/2008

Clos Rougeard has been called the Cheval Blanc of the Loire so rich, aromatic, complex and fascinating are its Cabernet Franc reds. Expensive? Not once you taste it. Here is a description from Parker's The Wine Advocate: "The Poyeux saturates the palate with black fruit, an ore-like, ineffable minerality, and smoky, carnal depth. Very clear in fruit and striking in its mineral way, this displays abundant tannin, yet a generously juicy, satisfying finish."



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