Thierry Glantenay Pommard 'Rugiens' 1er Cru 2016

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Neal Martin
SKU
TGPN201616 UCAU
$240.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$240.00 Per item
Located in what Thierry Glantenay calls the low part of Rugiens Hauts, so right next to the more famous Rugiens Bas, this old-vine parcel of 0.19ha always produces one of the domaine's best wines. Delicate for a wine from the Premier Cru, it has comparatively graceful tannins, floral red fruits, some whole bunch spice and good supporting acidity.
Located in what Thierry Glantenay calls the low part of Rugiens Hauts, so right next to the more famous Rugiens Bas, this old-vine parcel of 0.19ha always produces one of the domaine's best wines. Delicate for a wine from the Premier Cru, it has comparatively graceful tannins, floral red fruits, some whole bunch spice and good supporting acidity.

Scores & Reviews

91-93 / 100

Neal Martin

The 2016 Pommard 1er Cru les Rugiens contains 30% whole-bunch fruit this year, less than the Volnay Caillerets. It is much more backward, reticent on the nose by comparison, tightly wound with attractive undergrowth scents interwoven into the dusky black fruit. It gradually opens but never pulls out the throttle. The palate is very well balanced with a fleshy, silky-textured opening. The stem addition is just right—lending freshness and yet never dominating the flavors, while the finish is very focused with a tang of soy on the aftertaste that urges you to return and take another sip. Excellent. This is a Pommard that should mature well over the next decade and drink over two.