A theme on broken record repeat, this is once again a reference point worthy example from a .21 hectare parcel of 70+ year old vines……they only had a few magnums of this left, so I hesitated not in asking Sarah to set them aside for us……there are ’18s and ’19s in 750 below……Rugiens is, in my humble opinion, is the clearest candidate for the nomination for a Grand cru from Pommard, as its sense of weightless dynamism can be the stuff of inimitable power-without-weight Burgundy dreams…..
With this year’s Rugiens Hauts, Guillaume included 15-20% whole cluster due to the ripe nature of the tannin….
“(from a .22 ha holding; raised in 50% new wood). A smokier and slightly more complex nose than the Bertins displays an airy combination of red and dark currant along with subtle spice nuances that are trimmed in subtle but not invisible wood influence. The unusually seductive and succulent, indeed almost suave, flavors possess even better depth and length along with good finishing detail. I wouldn’t necessarily describe this as a classic Rugiens because they are rarely seductive but nonetheless, it is lovely in its fashion. (91-93)/2028+” Allan Meadows ———-> “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”