Palish red. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, iron, spices and orange zest. Tactile, chewy and light on its feet, offering lovely inner-mouth perfume as well as fat to its juicy flavors of raspberry, peppery spices, flowers and underbrush. Finishes very long, suave and lightly saline, with fully buffered tannins and excellent mineral reserve.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2013
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94
The 2010 Pommard Rugiens-Bas emerges from the glass with endless layers of perfumed red fruit. Suave tannins frame the long, textured finish. The Rugiens-Bas is all about textural finesse, depth and polish. De Montille used two-thirds whole clusters here. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035.