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2005 Courcel - Pommard Les Rugiens 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / POMMARD
  • 94 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 56704-2005-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($88) Good full red. Pungent redcurrant and raspberry aromas sharpened by minerality. Wonderfully concentrated but less open and exotic today than the Epenots, but this, too, is seamless and sweet. There's a firm minerally, spicy character here that reminded me of the young 2006. This fills the mouth every bit as much as the Epenots does but with less weight. Finishes firmly tannic but not hard. These wines, both weighing in at 14.3% alcohol, present two very different styles, but both should give great pleasure over the next two decades. Confuron thinks that they will be accessible at virtually every stage of their development in bottle.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2008
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    CS Mid weight. Slightly fiizzy but with lovely rich fruit. Very nice indeed. Race and solidity and an exciting energetic package for the future.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Burghound | Rating: 94

    Here there is a wonderfully elegant, cool and very pure red pinot fruit nose nuanced with that crushed stone/mineral note that some terroirs seem to consistently exude that continues onto the rich, dense and remarkably powerful flavors that display no rusticity at all. The structural elements are clearly ripe and I really like the intensity here. Overall, this is finer than the Epenots but not more complex and the only difference is a bit more depth of material. Worth a special search to find and cellar but note that it's for the very patient.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 2nd Quarter, 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The Courcel 2005 Pommard Rugiens comes from the chalkiest, upper portion of that great site (in fact, just below the domaine's Vaumuriens). Everything about this wine just seems to be pulling together today - and in a promising direction. Mulberry, cassis, roasted meats, and black chocolate in the nose are joined by stimulatingly salty and soy-like savory notes on the palate. Full and rich but finely structured with incipient creaminess of texture, this displays impressive reach and grip and a seamless integration of fruit, meat, and mineral elements.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    The floral, sweet cherry and licorice flavors and spice accents make an immediate impact as this juicy red glides across the palate. It's slightly softer, but not lacking in structure. Has a lovely bright finish, with a mineral aftertaste.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 111 bottles owned
    • 25 collectors