Les Rugiens needs little introduction, the unofficial “Grand cru” of Pommard for its all around sense of class, harmony, intensity, and complexity. William’s parcel is just beside Thomas Bouley’s in particularly lime rich whiter soils, and regularly lives up to its billing as a regal wine, class in a glass, as I like to say. For fans of les Rugiens (and great red Burgundy in general), this won’t suck…… ;0 This was one of Bill Nanson’s bell ringers as well…..“Vines from ’81 – the bottom of the top part of the vineyard – next to Armand Heitz.
Extra colour again. A more vertical nose – not so wide but with depth and height – a subtle spicy component here. Ooh – that’s beautiful in the mouth – textured similarly to the Pezerolles but more architecturally structured and fresh. Extra complexity here. That’s a great wine again – with a very elegant style for the label.” Bill Nanson