2005 Clos Rougeard (Foucault) Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg (750ml)

2005 Clos Rougeard (Foucault) Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg (750ml)

Regular price $750.00 Sale

98 points John Gilman

The 2005 le Bourg from the Foucault brothers is every bit as brilliant as the les Poyeux in this vintage, but it will need some extended cellaring to really start to offer up serious generosity on the palate. However, the bouquet is already starting to show beautifully, as the new wood has been nicely absorbed into the mosaic of the nose, with scents of dark berries, black cherries, cigar ash, complex soil tones and gentle meatiness now taking precedence over the toasty oak undertow. On the palate the wine is focused, full-bodied and bottomless in its depth, with firm, fine-grained tannins, a great soil signature emerging and outstanding length and grip on the vibrant, tangy and very, very promising finish. All this great wine needs is more time in the cellar! (Drink between 2030-2100)

94-95 points Wine Advocate

From a single hectare of ancient vines, the Foucaults’ 2005 Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg – from new barriques, a dozen of those from local oak dried for six years – displays roasted meat, black truffles, toasted walnut, cassis, and salt spray in the nose. Amazingly deep, meaty, and fruited with an almost bitter blackness of fruit skin intensity, this expansive, rich, doughy-textured red resonates with gushing juiciness, marrowy meatiness, explosive sweet florality, deep, piquant nuttiness, and aromatic wood notes. Like all Foucault wines, it will go straight to bottle by gravity and I don’t think much can go wrong at this point! DS (8/2007)