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pavillon’s 2012 rugiens

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Back into my ‘arrivage‘ stash of 2012 EP wines. I paid a little more for this than previous vintages as I knew it had been decimated by hail, but (Will L!) it still came in at £33 per bottle, delivered to my door…

2012 Domaine du Pavillon, Pommard 1er Rugiens
A deep, almost silky nose of red fruit and some creamy oak complexity. In the mouth there’s good, smooth, power and concentration – good balance too. The fruit is more red than black and shows a nice peak of flavour in the mid-palate – slowly fading on a little vanilla augmentation again. The Bichot house style shows through with this vanilla – though you only get in bottles, not the pre-bottling samples. Still, I’ve tasted enough verticals to know it’s gone before 5 years of age. Almost too hedonistic today, but it will blossom into really good wine with cellar time…
Rebuy – Yes

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