2020 Château Rouget Pomerol Wine Tasting Note

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2020 Château Rouget  (Pomerol) 93

Showing a depth of color, the lusciously textured, rich, silky, fresh wine is packed with ripe, black cherries, espresso, dark chocolate with touches of peppery spice and cigar wrapper in the endnote. With 3-5 years in the cellar, this is going to be just great. 92-94 Pts

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rouget Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

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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