The 2015 Pommard Les Rugiens 1er Cru has a clean, well-defined, pure bouquet of black fruit, black tea, light ash scents and tobacco. It displays wonderful precision and focus – there is real class in evidence here. The palate is beautifully defined with fine tannin, extremely well judged natural acidity, and good cohesion and poise. The sustained, minerally finish just sings Pommard and indeed, "Les Rugiens." This is an extremely well-made, sophisticated Pommard that comes highly recommended. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2045
Jasper Morris 92
Full rich colour, a tiny bit muddied, some chocolate notes. But there is plenty going on and the structure on the palate delivers dividends. There is a refreshing touch of orange zest in there as well. Still finding its feet.
This is quite ripe with liqueur-like aromas of raspberry, cassis and plum that cannot mask the wet stone nuances. There is outstanding detail to the detailed, mouth coating and intense big-bodied flavors that possess impeccable balance and outstanding length on the gorgeously complex and seriously long finish. This is opulent to the point of being almost thick there is absolutely no sense of heaviness and this is really quite classy. In sum, this is terrific and absolutely worth your consideration.