• ST: 80

    Stephen Tanzer Score

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Domaine Vincent Girardin Pommard les Rugiens Premiere Cru 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

"Steven Tanzer 90-93: Medium ruby. Musky aromas of black fruits, violet, leather, smoke and bitter chocolate. Rich, sweet and full, with flavors of dark berries, mocha and earth. A distinctly masculine style, finishing with serious, youthfully tough tannins. The most complex of these 2002s to this point."" (4/04) 90+: Medium ruby-red. Cherry, currant, plum, leather and chocolate on the expressive nose. Aromatic and bright in the mouth, with penetrating flavors of redcurrant, iron and tobacco. Classy and delineated Pommard, with impressive inner-mouth energy. Compared to the 2003, this finishes with much more grip. (3/05) Wine Advocate 88-90: Tightly wound and in need of cellaring, the brooding 2002 Pommard Rugiens offers spicy blackberry aromas. On the palate this medium-bodied wine displays outstanding depth and richness to its oak-laced black cherry flavors. It ends on a firm, slightly rustic finish. Drink it between 2008 and 2014. (6/04) Geoff Kelly 17.5: Rich pinot noir ruby, towards the darker end of the Girardin field, much richer than the average of a set of Rousseaus, for example. Against the set of relatively clumsy de Courcel Pommards, this wine shows exactly what Pommard is about: beautiful cherry liqueur bouquet, some florals but not of the intensity in the Cote de Nuits, but making up for that with the smell of ripe fruit. Yet there is no hint of over-ripeness. Palate is rich, round, firmed with oak older than the grands crus, just slightly tannic (as yet) burgundy which will cellar 10 – 20 years. GK 11/04 """

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Vincent Girardin:
Styled by Vincent Girardin, his white wines display their quality in finesse, their aromatic purety, and the harmony between richness and vibrancy. Vincent’s red wines are profound and intense, balancing the tannins and the ripe fruit. These wines demonstrate fullness of structure, with unmistakable grandeur, without any astringency. Success in winemaking requires a rigour and attention to det... Read more
Styled by Vincent Girardin, his white wines display their quality in finesse, their aromatic purety, and the harmony between richness and vibrancy. Vincent’s red wines are profound and intense, balancing the tannins and the ripe fruit. These wines demonstrate fullness of structure, with unmistakable grandeur, without any astringency. Success in winemaking requires a rigour and attention to detail at all times for each individual wine. Because each wine has its own specific characteristics, the right technical decisions by the winemaker are essential. Read less
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"Steven Tanzer 90-93: Medium ruby. Musky aromas of black fruits, violet, leather, smoke and bitter chocolate. Rich, sweet and full, with flavors of dark berries, mocha and earth. A distinctly masculine style, finishing with serious, youthfully tough tannins. The most complex of these 2002s to this point."" (4/04) 90+: Medium ruby-red. Cherry, currant, plum, leather and chocolate on the expressive nose. Aromatic and bright in the mouth, with penetrating flavors of redcurrant, iron and tobacco. Classy and delineated Pommard, with impressive inner-mouth energy. Compared to the 2003, this finishes with much more grip. (3/05) Wine Advocate 88-90: Tightly wound and in need of cellaring, the brooding 2002 Pommard Rugiens offers spicy blackberry aromas. On the palate this medium-bodied wine displays outstanding depth and richness to its oak-laced black cherry flavors. It ends on a firm, slightly rustic finish. Drink it between 2008 and 2014. (6/04) Geoff Kelly 17.5: Rich pinot noir ruby, towards the darker end of the Girardin field, much richer than the average of a set of Rousseaus, for example. Against the set of relatively clumsy de Courcel Pommards, this wine shows exactly what Pommard is about: beautiful cherry liqueur bouquet, some florals but not of the intensity in the Cote de Nuits, but making up for that with the smell of ripe fruit. Yet there is no hint of over-ripeness. Palate is rich, round, firmed with oak older than the grands crus, just slightly tannic (as yet) burgundy which will cellar 10 – 20 years. GK 11/04 """

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