Domaine Parent 2006 Les Rugiens Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Pommard)
Initially, the red fruits dominate, exploding in the mouth. Then the tannins take over, giving a wine that is hugely structured and powerful. The fruits, though, are as impressive as the tannins, the combination giving a wine that is both juicy and smoky, finished with new wood.
Domaine Parent 2003 Les Rugiens Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Pommard)
Ripe, generous, powerful and opulent, the wine combines blackberry juice character with mature spice and mushroom flavors. This is a massive wine, with a gorgeous velvet texture, only a taut core of tannins. Despite moving towards a mature phase, it has many years ahead.