DOMAINE MICHEL REBOURGEON POMMARD 1ER CRU ‘LES RUGIENS’ 2019 CASE
Everyone says that Les Rugiens is Pommard's Grand Cru.
Except it's not. Not technically. In the hands of the best producers, however, the argument is easily made.
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
If there ever were to be a Grand Cru in Pommard, it would be 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.
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