Chateau Rouget “Carillon De Rouget” Pomerol 2018

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Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot | Bordeaux | France | Red Wine | Chateau Rouget | 2018 | 0,75 L | 14,5 %
About
Chateau Rouget "Carillon de Rouget" Pomerol 2018 is an exquisite dry red wine, crafted from a selection of Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes sourced from the prestigious Pomerol appellation in Bordeaux, France. This wine serves as the second label of Chateau Rouget, aimed at showcasing the younger, more approachable side of their Pomerol estate while maintaining the high-quality and complex character the region is famed for. The 2018 vintage is noted for its exceptional balance and depth, resulting from an outstanding growing season, offering a wine that beautifully expresses the rich terroir of Pomerol with elegance and finesse.
Tasting notes

“Carillon de Rouget” 2018 presents a seductive bouquet of ripe red and black fruits, including cherries and plums, elegantly woven with hints of violets, earth, and subtle oak spices. The palate is rich and velvety, featuring layers of fruit compote, chocolate, and a touch of licorice, supported by well-integrated tannins and a smooth, persistent finish. This wine’s luxurious texture and depth of flavor make it a remarkable representation of its appellation, showcasing the potential for grace and complexity in Pomerol wines.

Pairing

Pairing the Chateau Rouget “Carillon de Rouget” Pomerol 2018 with succulent dishes such as roasted lamb, duck confit, or truffle-infused pasta can accentuate the wine’s rich fruitiness and complementary oak nuances, creating an exquisite culinary experience. It also pairs wonderfully with rich, aged cheeses, where the complexity of the wine and the intensity of the cheese create a harmonious and indulgent combination. These food pairings not only highlight the wine’s versatility but also its capability to elevate a wide range of flavors, making it an excellent choice for special occasions and fine dining.

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Wine Searcher review

89/100
A single-varietal Cabernet Franc wine has medium body and exhibit graphite, green bell pepper and red licorice notes, with darker wines showing more cigar and leather flavors.
Pomerol is the smallest appellation in Bordeaux. It doesn’t use any classification systems - it's all democracy here. Houses like Petrus and Le Pin have truly earned their cult status in the wine world. Merlot is the dominant grape here. The soil is mostly gravel, some clay can only be found near the Saint Emilion region. Wines are rich, silky, with a dark, deep colour, nice acidity and tannins. The aroma is composed of juicy dark plums and cream. The best samples are made for long ageing.
Bordeaux wines are considered to be the most prestige and renowned in the world. The region is mainly known for its dry red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes, and one can almost always find the word Château (French for „castle”) on Bordeaux wine labels. In order to understand the style of wine most desirable for your taste, it is recommended to try different samples from the Left as well as the Right Bank of The Gironde. Both banks differ not only with different soil, but also with the share of specific wines. There are several classifications in Bordeaux but the main one, introduced in 1855, hasn’t changed since and still impacts wine prices nowadays. A few years later, in 1936, an alternative classification system - Crus Bourgeois - was established. Bordeaux is known for a commerce praxis called en primeur - it means that a buyer can purchase wines immediately after harvest and prior to production for a substantially lower price, thus obtaining the opportunity to sell them for a larger profit later in the future. Bordeaux wines can be described as big, complex and with a strong character, but very friendly at the same time so that each and every wine lover could find something tasty and suitable for a great wine night.