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.
(technical director Flous cut the percentage of new oak here from 50% to 20% due to his fear of making an overly tannic wine): Bright ruby-red. Captivating floral lift to the aromas of raspberry and brown spices. A step up in mid-palate texture and suppleness from the Volnays, but today the serious, early-arriving tannins dust the front teeth and cut off the wine's fruit on the back. This dry, savory Rugiens will need cellaring.
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2015 Domaine Jean-Marc & Hughes Pavelot 1er Cru Savigny-les-Beaune "Guettes"(375ml) (Pre-Arrival)