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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2010
($133) Bright red. Complex, soil-driven aromas of plum, redcurrant, tobacco, iron and smoke. Silky, supple and fine-grained; much less expressive in the mouth than the Taillepieds and yet it offers an unusually pliant texture for young Rugiens. Notes of violet and spice provide lift. This very reticent wine will have much more to say with five years of cellaring. I'm not convinced that the 2008 version will match this.