Domaine de Courcel<br />2016 Pommard Premier Cru Les Rugiens<br>France

Domaine de Courcel
2016 Pommard Premier Cru Les Rugiens

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TYPE Dry - Red
REGION Burgundy | France
GRAPES Pinot Noir
APPELLATION Pommard Premier Cru | Les Rugiens Bas
Available Quantity: 6 in stock
95 points, Tim Atkin MW |
93-95 points, Vinous |
92 points, Wine Advocate |
90-93 points, Burghound |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
95 points, Tim Atkin MW
“If you don’t like Pommard that tastes like traditional, come-back-in-a-decade Pommard, then you won’t appreciate this. Sourced from an old vine, 1.6-hectare parcel on rich, red clay soils and fermented with all its stems, it’s a tannic, even slightly forbidding wine that puckers the roof of your mouth right now. But be patient! This will turn into something remarkable in another decade or more. 2031-40”

93-95 points, Vinous
"Bright medium ruby. Vibrant nose combines blackberry, boysenberry, kirsch, violet, minerals and chocolate. Dense, fine-grained and light on its feet, offering uncanny intensity and penetration to its juicy dark berry and mineral flavors. This graceful, vibrant Rugiens finishes with substantial broad, dusty tannins, harmonious acidity and slow-building length. A real live wire, particularly for a wine made from grapes picked in October.”

92 points, Wine Advocate
“A rich bouquet of smoky blackberries, cassis, cloves and cinnamon introduce the 2016 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens, a dense, saturated wine that’s full-bodied, broad and powerful, with an ample chassis of rich, chewy tannins, excellent concentration, ripe acids and a long, lusty finish. Of all of Confuron’s wines at Domaine de Courcel this year, the Rugiens is the most generously endowed with fruit and flesh, though its assertive structure is still very prominent.”

90-93 points, Burghound

About The Winery
The Domaine de Courcel is a 400-year-old family-owned winery located in the village of Pommard in the Côte d'Or. Its current owners, three sisters and one brother, are the descendants of the founders. Gilles de Courcel provides leadership for the domaine, the estate is managed by Anne Bommelaer and Marie de Courcel, and Yves Confuron has served as the winemaker since 1996. Its prestigious Pommard Premier Crus include Le Grand Clos des Épenots, Les Rugiens, Les Frémiers, and Les Croix Noires. Tradition, modernism, and excellence are the pillars of this domaine.