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Goedhuis, December 2015
Only one cask of this wine was made in 2014 following the devastating hails storm which wiped out such a large swathe of the vineyard. A very intense wine, full of liquorice and dark spices. This is tightly integrated and finishes very long.
Neal Martin, December 2015,
The 2014 Pommard 1er Cru les Rugiens opens wonderfully in the glass, crystalline red cherry fruit mixed with fresh strawberry and orange zest, lively and precise, real sophistication and sensuality here. The palate is crisp and fresh, very powerful with tangible mineralité and tension. It is one of the best Pommard Rugiens that I have tasted for a long time, a sense of completeness here that I am sure will be intact once in bottle. Drink 2018-2035
Tim Atkin, January 2015,
The bottom part of Rugiens deserves to be a Grand Cru, according to Jean-Pierre Charlot. This is classic Pommard: firm, concentrated, even a little austere, with dark berry fruit, good grip and depth and the potential to develop further complexity in bottle. Drink 2020-27
Domaine Joseph Voillot
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.