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2005 Nicolas Potel Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Pommard 1er Cru
Drink between 2012 - 2023 (Edit)
CT90.8 17 reviews
Label borrowed from 2006
Label borrowed from 2004
Label borrowed from 2002

Community Tasting Notes 17

  • ChristP Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 26, 2021 - This is in a similar place to where it was on 2/11/2020 when last tried. It's dark, sumptuous and perhaps just slightly better than I remembered, hence the extra point. This is on the fuller side of Burgundy. There's perfect harmony of fruit, acidity and tannins, and there isn't a lot more that I could ask from a Premier Cru from a class producer. It still has some years of life ahead, but it's hard to see how it could dramatically improve from what is now a great place!

  • isaacjamesbaker wrote: 90 points

    February 20, 2020 - Primrose Dinner (Primrose - Washington, DC): At first, it was some tomato paste and goats, and I was sketched. But wow this changed quite a bit over the night. Grippy tannins, spicy, mulled strawberries, the fruit is aged more than I expected. Fresh acidity, some earthy, mushroom elements. Seems like the tannins will way outlast the fruit, so this was a good place to drink and let it open up with food.

  • ChristP Likes this wine: 91 points

    February 11, 2020 - On pulling the cork there was an immediate waft of fruits. This was not replicated in the glass where the nose revealed notes of flint with rose in the background. The color was quite a dark red but the body was medium with decent acidity and some well integrated tannins. It had a satisfying mid-palate, which was light, nibble yet quite sophisticated with a mineral touch. It literally glided effortlessly from the glass. It drank well over 2 days, and when down to the last, there was a medium-light sediment in the bottom of the bottle. This 2005 1er Cru is at a beautiful drinking stage right now, and should hold good for another couple of years.

  • Rollerball wrote: 90 points

    October 29, 2017 - Earthy, currants, hints of citrus, great with food. A little disjointed.

  • Rollerball wrote: 92 points

    May 28, 2016 - Ripe, well-worked berries maturing and coming together with blood orange and cocoa; with air deep cherry fruit and black licorice. Enough up-front fruit, structure, balance, and interest to hold that last bottle until 2018-2020.

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The World of Fine Wine

  • March 2007, Issue #15 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2007, IWC Issue #131 (link)

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  • By Bill Nanson
    4/1/2007 (link)

    (Potel Nicolas Pommard Les Rugiens) A nose of real depth with forward black fruit and just a touch of reduction. The palate shows real concentration and plenty of tannin, but the tannin is amply covered by black shaded fruit. The fruit widens and widens into the finish. Large-scaled and concentrated without being over-blown. Impressive juice.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Nicolas Potel
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Les Rugiens
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Beaune
  • Appellation Pommard 1er Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 153 (58%)
  • Consumed 108 (41%)

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