“Smoke and wild raspberry notions make for a most attractive nose, carrying a touch of reductive flintiness in the wings. The Rugiens tannins assert themselves, they are firm but crunch like starched Atlas silk, breaking down into purest pleasure. This has class and structure, freshness and poise, lasting aroma and an overtone of poetry. Exquisite.” 95 points, Falstaff.com, 03/2021
2019 Domaine Albert Bichot (Pavillon), Pommard Premier Cru, Les Rugiens 6x75cl
£435 / Case£72.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate
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“The 2019 Pommard Les Rugiens 1er Cru is much more intense on the nose than the Pommard 1er Cru, offering layers of red berry fruit, wild hedgerow, fern and tea leaf scents. The medium-bodied palate is harmonious with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity, and gentle grip on the saline finish. A tang of Japanese nori lingers on the aftertaste. Impressive.” [Neil Martin, 15/12/2020]
“Cask sample. One of Bichot’s deeper-coloured premiers crus. Quite a subtle, convincing nose that is far from showy but convinces the taster there are some hidden depths here. Dry finish but an interesting array of flavours which include cassis, redcurrants and violets. Sandy tannins on the end. Good freshness but more density than many of Bichot’s wines. Good balance of fruit and freshness. Appetising and vigorous though still youthful.” [05/12/2020]
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2040
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