Domaine de Courcel, Pommard Les Rugiens 1er Cru 1993

Courcel Pommard Rugiens 1993

Twenty years on tasting.

Ruby red, faded rim.  Carnal, nocturnal nose with a cherry-menthol glaze: marrow-rich reds and blacks, metal, gibier, old violets, limestone.  A slurried, iron-ore texture.  Fullish and grainy on the palate, medium-full: cassis, red raspberry, myrtille rôti.  No longer the anvil opacity and formidable density of its youth: this de Courcel has been pounded out over twenty years into something more tapered.  Tertiary, marl and rust finish.  Flavorsome, detailed Rugiens.  Now – 2020+.

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