Domaine de Courcel<br />2017 Pommard Premier Cru Les Rugiens<br>France

Domaine de Courcel
2017 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
91 points, Wine Advocate |
90 points, Burghound |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
91 points, Wine Advocate
“Offering up aromas of dark berries, spices, smoked meats and cracked pepper that nod to the Northern Rhône, the 2017 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens is medium to full-bodied, muscular and extracted, with a ripe core of fruit, an abundance of rich, powdery tannin and lively balancing acids. As ever, I’m conflicted between admiring Confuron’s uncompromising style and the undeniable concentration of these wines on the one hand and disliking the bitter seed and stem tannin that he extracts, as well as the exaggerated late-harvest qualities to the fruit tones. I tend to think that the result in the glass might be described as too much of a good thing and that more pragmatism and less philosophy would bear huge dividends, but I respect the fact that the winemaker has the courage of his convictions.”

90 points, Burghound
“A brooding and slightly fresher highly spiced nose grudgingly reveals notes of plum, cassis, violet, sandalwood and tea. The intensely mineral-driven and muscular large-scaled flavors possess finer tannins, yet the mouthfeel is less opulent and rich, all wrapped in a mocha-infused, long and firmly structured finale. This too could fairly be described as atypical and particular.”

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.