A detailed, elegant Pommard, displaying cherry, earth and mineral flavors, with a firm underpinning of chalky tannins. Feels lean and sinewy on the long finish. This will make a fine bottle in due time. (BS)
Here the slightly toasty nose is sufficiently reduced that the nose is impossible to assess. Otherwise though there is a lovely sense of verve to the more obviously mineral-driven and more muscular flavors that firm up quickly on the dusty, sappy and youthfully austere finale. This is textbook Rugiens that is built-to-age.
Bright medium red. Ripe but withdrawn nose hints at redcurrant, raspberry, pomegranate and spices, with lively hints of menthol and herbs and even a touch of mint. Juicy and fine-grained but a bit youthfully compressed, showing excellent energy for the vintage. Intense flavors of red berries, leather and spices and savory soil tones will need time in bottle to expand. Classically dry, firmly tannic and subtly long, with the inner-mouth energy and minerality to age slowly and gracefully. In late 2016, the wine's tannins were cutting off its fruit, but not today. (ST) 91+
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