2018 Bouchard Pere et Fils Pommard Rugiens (Domaine)

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2020

(91-93+ points) The 2018 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens reveals an incipiently complex bouquet of cherries, red berries, licorice, espresso roast and forest floor. It has a medium to full-bodied and ripe but succulent palate...
BH 92

Burghound, April 2020

A more subtle though hardly invisible application of wood surrounds aromas of red and dark raspberry, violet, rose petal and menthol nuances. Here too there is a lovely sense of verve and detail to the solidly stony...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Pommard
Sub-appellation Les Rugiens
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Bouchard Pere et Fils Pommard Rugiens (Domaine) is a captivating red wine hailing from the renowned Burgundy region of France. Crafted from the delicate and expressive Pinot Noir varietal, this wine showcases the epitome of elegance and sophistication.

In the glass, the wine displays a deep ruby red color that is both alluring and enticing. Its intensity and vibrancy immediately catch the eye, hinting at the depth of flavors that lie within. The aromas wafting from the glass are a delightful combination of red and dark raspberries, accompanied by subtle floral notes of violet and rose petal. A delicate hint of menthol adds a refreshing touch, enhancing the overall aromatic profile.

On the palate, the 2018 Bouchard Pere et Fils Pommard Rugiens reveals a beautiful sense of verve and detail. The solidly stony larger-scaled flavors are impeccably balanced, showcasing the intricate craftsmanship behind this wine. The medium to full-bodied palate is muscular, yet succulent, enveloping the senses with its generous core of fruit. The firm chassis of tannins adds structure and depth, promising excellent aging potential.

Renowned wine critics have showered this wine with well-deserved accolades. Burghound awarded it an impressive score of 92 points, describing it as a wine that will require patience to fully unwind and develop more overall depth. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also praised this exceptional wine, awarding it 93 points and noting its incipient complexity and muscular yet enveloping palate.

To fully appreciate the complexities of the 2018 Bouchard Pere et Fils Pommard Rugiens, it is recommended to decant it for a short period before serving. This wine pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes, such as roasted duck, grilled lamb, or mushroom risotto.

With its impeccable craftsmanship, outstanding reviews, and undeniable allure, the 2018 Bouchard Pere et Fils Pommard Rugiens is a wine that epitomizes the essence of Burgundy and is sure to delight even the most discerning wine connoisseurs.