2006 Pommard Premier Cru, Burgundy.
The 2006 Pommard Premier Cru Rugiens from Bouchard Père & Fils is a purple-tinted red wine. The bouquet of this Burgundy red wine is deep with black fruit and mocha fragrances that evolve towards tobacco scents. The palate is rich, underlined by firm but distinguished tannins.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Bouchard's 2006 Pommard Rugiens displays less purity, textural refinement, or lift than the corresponding Pezerolles, but supplies its own impressive variation on sappy, tart, bitter-sweet black fruit underlain by peat, iodine, and in general that mineral dimension popularly ascribed to its ferrous soil. I would be inclined to plan on enjoying this over the next 3-4 years, as I am suspicious of the quality of its tannins longer-term.