DOMAINE MICHEL REBOURGEON 2020 6-PACK
Allow me to introduce you to William Whitehead
Don't let the English name fool you
He's a born-in-the-vineyards Burgundian!
But that's another story.
What you need to know here is that William is a prodigy
He has taken the reins at his parent's Domaine Michel Rebourgeon
And he has Burgundy in a tizzy. 'Genius' is a word that I do not use lightly
But the names I want to name-drop are:
Pommard 1er Cru 'Rugiens' 2020
Volnay 1er Cru 'Carelle Sous la Chapelle' 2020
Beaune 1er Cru 'Chouacheux' 2020
Put the two together
William Whitehead and Name-Droppable Red Burgundy...and by now I should have your attention.
6 Bottle pack includes 2 bottles of each RED:
Pommard 1er Cru ‘Les Pezerolles’ 2020
Classic Pezerolles. First off, mineral. Then ethereal charm. With layer on layer of all the tasting notes you can think of: floral, black cherry, cherry stone, licorice. Juicy and complex, suave and percussive, fine and intense. With a killer finish.
Pommard 1er Cru ‘Les Arvelets’ 2020
One of the smallest Pommard premier cru vineyards, this is an excellent, south-facing plot at the bottom of a small valley with rich soils. Ideal for the classic profile of Pommard.The wine is dark garnet red with piercing blackcurrant notes over a licorice base. Density and depth support a bitter chocolate texture with spicy punctuation, and the acidity carries it all on a mineral thread through to a lovely long finish.
Pommard 1er Cru ‘Les Rugiens’ 2020
If there ever were to be a Grand Cru in Pommard, it would ne Rugiens. Many call it the Richebourg of the Cote de Beaune. The Domaine Rebourgeon owns a tiny slice of under a half an acre. Always tight when young, it nevertheless has so much going on that you can’t help but get an idea of what the future holds. Rugiens is muscular due to its poor rocky iron ore soil. The fruit struggles, and the juice produced is always intense. Ripe cherry is the fruit, but there’s so much more. Power and structure, explosive from start to finish. Long, long finish that just keeps coming, full of cherry fruit and that structure that tells you that you want to have a bottle of this in your cellar 25 years from now.