1943 Château Rouget Pomerol Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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Dried cherries, roses and herbs with a hint of cocoa formed the cure of this wine. Medium-bodied, elegant, soft and refined, the light finish still offered cherries on the backend. The only 43 I am likely to taste again was not only a taste of history, having been produced during the middle of WW2, it was a super tasting experience. Drink from 2023-2025.

Dried cherries, roses and herbs with a hint of cocoa formed the cure of this wine. Medium-bodied, elegant, soft and refined, the light finish still offered cherries on the backend. The only 43 I am likely to taste again was not only a taste of history, having been produced during the middle of WW2, it was a super tasting experience. Drink from 2023-2025.

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When to Drink Chateau Rouget, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Rouget can be enjoyed on the young side with 1-2 hours of decanting. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. However, I find the wine is usually better with 5-8 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. In the best years, Chateau Rouget is usually at its best between 5 to 20 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Rouget with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Rouget is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Chateau Rouget is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes.

Chateau Rouget is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

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