94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "As is so typical when one compares the Grands Epenots and Rugiens from the Gaunoux family in the same vintage, the Rugiens is just a tad behind the Grands Epenots in terms of evolution, but the quality between the two is extremely close. The more reserved bouquet of the 2006 Rugiens delivers a fine mélange of dried red fruit, superb soil tones, a touch of dried citrus fruit, venison, woodsmoke, cinnamon and gentle hints of the autumnal notes to come with further bottle age. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and still fairly structured in personality, with a rock solid core, ripe, well-integrated tannins and outstanding length and grip on the soil-driven and complex finish. As this wine gets a bit of time in the glass it really starts to blossom and show its potential, which is exceptional! 2021-2060. (Mar/Apr 2014)"
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