Domaine de Courcel Pommard "Les Rugiens" Premier Cru 2013 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Burgundy, France) - [ST 93+] [BH 92] [WS 90]

Domaine de Courcel Pommard "Les Rugiens" Premier Cru 2013 [1.5L MAGNUM]
(Burgundy, France) - [ST 93+] [BH 92] [WS 90]

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ST93+ BH92 WS90
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Notes from the Winemaker:
The Rugiens (1.07 ha) are located mid hill on the southern slopes, in between Pommard and Volnay. The ground, where both marlstone and clay can be found, is composed of a wide variety of soil. The superior part of the plot has a light (0.2m) soil of marlstone while the inferior part is reddish-brown and deeper (0.8-1m). The land is east facing. The vines are all around 60 years of age. The wines produced are spicy; sweet spices such as cloves. The wines, which are fine and very aerial, are both elegant and concentrated. The tannins, the aromas of blackberry and very ripe raspberry enhance a long finish.
To be served at 15°C.

Ratings & Reviews

93+ Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"Bright, dark red. As much black fruits as red on the nose, along with subtle complicating notes of iron, spices and underbrush. Pliant, rich and sweet, with slightly wild flavors of raspberry, tobacco and iron energized by saline minerality. The supple tannins of this very complete, long Pommard are totally buffered by concentrated fruit. This has the class and nuance of a top Cote de Nuits wine." - Stephen Tanzer (Mar 2016)

92 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"Ultra-fresh, cool and admirably pure aromas of dark currant, violet, spice and earth possess excellent complexity. There is outstanding volume and intensity to the broad-shouldered yet well-delineated flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the tension-filled, highly persistent, robust and lingering finish that also exhibits a hint of edginess. This is a powerful Rugiens, indeed there is even a touch of rusticity present on the structure yet it should round out if you have the patience to wait as this will definitely need time." - (Apr 15, 2016)

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Offers rose and strawberry aromas and flavors, with dense, astringent tannins. Shows excellent length, but this will take some time to shed the formidable structure. Best from 2020 through 2035. 50 cases imported." BS (May 31, 2016)