2019 Thierry Glantenay Pommard Rugiens Premier Cru
There are two barrels of the 2019 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens, and Glantenay opted to destem the fruit from the bottom of the vineyard—which touches Rugiens Bas—while retaining some 30% whole bunches from the higher part. Unwinding in the glass with notes of peonies, wild berries, orange rind and spices, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and elegantly muscular, with bright acids and powdery tannins.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
The 2019 Pommard Les Rugiens 1er Cru, matured with one-third whole bunches, has a very expressive and delineated bouquet with wet limestone and light marine aromas infusing the perfumed red berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, borrowing the mineralité from the Volnay Caillerets - its sibling in stylistic sense. Superb tension here, this is another great success from Glantenay in 2019. Drink 2022 - 2042.
Neal Martin - Vinous