From the upper sloped, southern corner (sorry Neil, methinks you missed that detail) of Rugiens Haut where there is virtually no topsoil, from particularly white soils. Like Neil mentions, like several of Thomas’ wines in ’14, a remarkable success for the hail ravaged vintage, a testament to his marathon runner’s diligence and devotion to raw quality. This has the Grand cru balance of power without weight, with deep incipient complexity that will be a delight to see evolve in the long run. Chapeau Thomas!!!
“The 2014 Pommard 1er Cru les Rugiens, which comes from “Rugiens Haut” in the north of the vineyard, was completely destemmed in this year. It has a very well defined bouquet, the fruit a little darker here than its peers, with blackberry and blueberry fruit mixed with fine mineralité. This is very refined, very pure. The palate is silky smooth on the entry with red cherries, blackcurrant and a hint of balsamic. There is great tension and harmony here, laser-like focus with a persistent and sorbet-fresh, almost “rocky” finish. This is superb. ” 92-94 points Neil Martin
Fall ’16 arrival.