2019 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens-Bas, Domaine de Montille

Les Rugiens-Bas has long been a candidate for elevation to Grand Cru status in Pommard. There is something dark and brooding, powerful and concentrated on the nose, followed by an amazing crunchy freshness on the palate. It has brilliant energy and persistence, and substantial tannins to carry this through the cellar for many years to come.

Critic score
93/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£121.48
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£728.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Les Rugiens-Bas (1er Cru), Pommard, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Young 2024 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Organic
    Principally Organic
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2019 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens-Bas, Domaine de Montille

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Pommard Les Rugiens 1er Cru has the finest bouquet of the four Pommards tasted, the 100% whole cluster seamlessly integrated into the more black than red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip on the entry, classic in style, with touches of Earl Grey infusing the finish. Cohesive and very persistent, this is an excellent and quite noble Les Rugiens.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2020)
(92—94)/100
Domaine de Montille

Charismatic Etienne de Montille has stewarded the family domaine since taking responsibility in 1995. With an enviable selection of vineyards, careful winemaking with the use of whole bunch altered to suit the vintage, and sensitive élévage, it’s no surprise that this estate continues to rise towards the top. With a cellar overseen by the talented, affable American Brian Sieve and his own son joining the family business, Etienne is doing all the right things to ensure the wines thrive.

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