2012 Pommard 1er Cru 'Les Rugiens', Moillard Grivot, Burgundy, France
Production may be down in 2012 due to some adverse early season weather, but the grapes that survived basked in some exceptional autumn sun and ripened beautifully. The 1er Cru vineyards were given particular attention and the grapes were nurtured through to glorious maturity. The result here is a wine with great concentration and power. It combines earthy, smokey, spice with vibrant cassis, and at 8 years old it is at the perfect drinking age.
This is a wine to be savoured, and it's offered at an exceptional price for a 1er Cru.