2012 Henri Boillot Pommard 1er Cru "Les Rugiens"

SKU #1270048 93 points Vinous

 Bright medium red. Fresher and less roasted than the Chevrets, showing lovely mineral lift to the complex aromas of red cherry, iron, underbrush and spices; the Boillots benefited from the energy provided by the portion of their vines that are located in Rugiens du Haut. A sappy expression of soil on the palate, with red fruit, wild herb and white pepper flavors lifted and carried by a menthol quality. Finishes sappy and fresh, with firm tannins and strong soil character. A terrific showing, but built to age. 93+ (ST)  (3/2015)

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 *Sweet spot Outstanding* This is a notable step up in both aromatic elegance and complexity with its layered nose of plum, anise, violet and spice nuances. There is a wonderfully intense and refined mouth feel to the broad-shouldered and punchy medium weight flavors that are built on a base of firm minerality. I very much like the depth and length here and while there is still enough unabsorbed wood to notice on the beautifully persistent finish it should be completely integrated with a few years of bottle age. Good stuff.  (4/2014)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Tasted blind at the annual 'Burgfest' tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Pommard 1er Cru les Rugiens from Henri Boillot has a very attractive bouquet: marine-influenced black fruit with fine delineation and poise. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin and plenty of bright red fruit, lightly spiced with a harmonious, tensile finish that feels long and sustained. It dispenses with some of its lush 'puppy fat,' but is an all-round, very respectable Pommard. (NM)  (9/2015)

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