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Saumur Breze Clos Rougeard 90vm 2011

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90 Points, Joel B. Payne, Vinous Media: "Pale golden yellow. Sumptuous bouquet of quince, pear and white flowers, with a subtle touch of exotic passion fruit. Juicy, expansive orchard fruit flavors are given depth by a peach pit quality, picking up sweetness and a hint of spice on the back of the palate. Offers a luscious blend of honeyed fruit and mineral structure, finishing with lingering pear and talc character. If you can’t wait, this offers immediate pleasure." 12/14

Region: France » Loire » Saumur

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  • 2011

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Winery: Clos Rougeard
Color: White
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
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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

90 Points, Joel B. Payne, Vinous Media: "Pale golden yellow. Sumptuous bouquet of quince, pear and white flowers, with a subtle touch of exotic passion fruit. Juicy, expansive orchard fruit flavors are given depth by a peach pit quality, picking up sweetness and a hint of spice on the back of the palate. Offers a luscious blend of honeyed fruit and mineral structure, finishing with lingering pear and talc character. If you can’t wait, this offers immediate pleasure." 12/14

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