Pommard, Les Rugiens, 1er Cru
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    Pommard, Les Rugiens, 1er Cru,



    Domaine de Montille, Pommard, Les Rugiens, 1er Cru, 2005

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Domaine de Montille, Pommard, Les Rugiens, 1er Cru, 2005

    From the Bas Rugiens, the best part, where the soils are iron rich and red in colour, the name Rugiens coming from this distinct 'Rouge' colour. This is of Grand Cru quality, truly majestic with so much force and energy, showing a very intense and concentrated core garlanded by sweet ripe berry fruits. Pommard does not come more stylish.

    Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
    Good deep red. Penetrating aromas of dark raspberry, violet and spices. Suave and rich, with a mineral pungency giving the mid-palate a perfumed character. Builds slowly toward the back, finishing with substantial broad tannins and lovely lingering spicy persistence. Wonderfully rich without coming off as heavy, in the style of this premier cru. But this very young wine is a bit inexpressive and tannic today and will require at least five or six years of patience.
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    Etienne is one of Burgundy's great purists, his long-lived wines may need time but they are some of the most honest and terroir-driven wines in Burgundy. The wines are fermented using all or partial whole bunch vinification depending on the vintage, élévage is long and slow in their cold cellars and percentages of new oak are low, rarely more than 50% even for Malconsorts. From some of the most vivid, intense Beaune's there are to perfumed, stylish Volnays and silky Vosnes Romanee, Etienne makes a borad range of some of Burgundy's most polished wines. The Domaine's policy on white wines is to pick as early as possible, as soon as the fruit has just approached ripeness, resulting in tense, fine wines with alcohols rarely more than 13%

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