Stylish, juicy PomerolThe first written mention of Château Rouget dates from 1700 and it is regarded as one of the first official Pomerol crus. Unlike the other famous Bordeaux appellations, Pomerol has no official system of hierarchical classification. However, Rouget was one of the top five estates in a late 19th-century classification. In other words, it has first-class terroir.The Labruyère family, who have owned Rouget since 1992, have slowly but surely returned the wines to their place among the best in the appellation, producing progressively improving quality at a price that is moderate by Pomerol standards. New cellars were built in 2001. Up to and including 2009, the wines were modern, rich and full-bodied. Since then, the style has shifted increasingly towards elegance and harmony, and the wines are improving with each passing year. The 2020 is highly accomplished. Open, intense aromas of cherries, pink peppercorns and milk chocolate. Ripe blackcurrant palate with impressive creaminess, delicate extract, velvety tannin, mineral freshness and plenty of elegance. A superlative, dense, balanced Pomerol.