A superfine yet grand wine that exhibits a coy nose but a plump, plush palate of sweet raspberry and cherry and dense velvety tannins. Rugiens is considered the grandest wine amongst Pommardvineyards, and it seems to hold the title again in 2008. Amazing potential.
This is quite a bit more elegant with a beautifully nuanced aromatic profile of admirably pure and cool red pinot fruit, earth and stone that is trimmed in a deft touch of wood. The intense medium weight flavors that are built like those of the Pézerolles, which is to say precise, fresh, balanced and finely detailed yet here the intensity is dialed up ever further and there is more overall depth and length. A show stopper of a wine that is a gorgeous combination of power and finesse but note that lots of patience will be required. Drink: 2020+.Notes: from a .25 ha parcel planted in 1959.Comments: don't miss! Outstanding!
Fine fragrance of pinot noir, lovely seductive juicy pinot noir fruit in dark cherry and mulberry vein, good fresh acidity, fine-boned structure, supple tannin juiciness, well-done.
The Voillots have been winemakers for 5 generations. They produce 17 appellations from 35 parcels in 10 hectares across 4 communes including Pommard and Volnay. Since 1995, Joseph's hearty and jolly son-in-law, Jean-Pierre Charlot, has taken over the domaine. His personality makes it worth the trip alone. Utterly sincere and fantastically funny, we always leave with a smile on our face. Luckily the wines are superb as well - terroir-driven, classically styled and silky - they are hallmarks of top quality Côte de Beaune reds.
A long popular appellation, Pommard is yet another exclusive red wine area which produces by far the most structured reds of the Côte de Beaune. It extracts rich body and long ageing potential from the limestone/iron-rich clay soil. Some examples can be markedly rustic, yet as time has passed and winemaking know-how has improved, Pommard's wines are becoming softer and more approachable when young. Its vines cover 317 hectares of which over a third are premier cru vineyards. Several have pronounced following and even one, Les Rugiens, is being pushed to become a grand cru.