2018 Domaine Jean-Marc Bouley Pommard Les Rugiens Premier Cru
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2018 Domaine Jean-Marc Bouley Pommard Les Rugiens Premier Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$370. 00 Bottle
$4440.00 Dozen
ABV: 14.1%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
A firmly reduced nose does not allow any nuance to be appreciated. More interesting are the racy and almost painfully intense tautly muscular flavors that possess plenty of minerality that imparts a refreshing salinity on the linear, austere, compact and tightly wound finish. This excellent effort is a 'buy and forget you own it' wine that should age gracefully for years. Drink 2035+.
91-94 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

The 2018 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens has also turned out very well indeed, mingling aromas of cherries and red berries with hints of licorice, forest floor and rose petals. Medium to full-bodied, bright and precise, it's mineral and fine-boned, reflecting its origins in the thinner, calcareous soils of Rugiens-Hauts that have little in common with the iron-rich clays of Rugiens-Bas. Long and penetrating, it's beautifully refined. Drink 2026 - 2055.
94+ points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Sep 2021)

The 2018 Pommard Les Rugiens 1er Cru comes from the lieu-dit of Rugiens-Haut, on shallow soils. This is 100% de-stemmed. It has a light, airy bouquet of fragrant cranberry and raspberry aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, quite dark fruit and a markedly saline, focused finish. Moderate length, but there is good energy here. Drink 2022 - 2038.
91-93 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

Northern part just before it switches to ENE. Fair depth of colour, more red than purple. Complex nose, there is a lot going on here. More red than black, complex too on the palate now with some darker notes, keeps changing, ripe but vibrating. Dense and quite classy.
92-95 points
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy