The Clos des Corvees 1999 has entered a quite matured stage and is showing good form. In the nose organic red and dark berry fruit – spiced with cinnamon, allspice and hints of tar. On the palate quite intense fruit … fine length with a very nice mineral backbone. Love the terriors in the southern part of Nuits-Saint-Georges. A lovely wine … but these wine should not be enjoyed after transport … they need to settle down … in this case the sediments was stirred up, adding a slight volatile note to the wine.… Read the full article →
The Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru 2008 from Pacalet is extrovert and very accessible. In the nose cinnamon, all spice, red berry fruit with notes of strawberries and rhubarbs. On the palate quite rich opulent organic fruit .. openly knit .. with a crisp and powerful underlying acidity. It’s very forward and expressive with a quite intense display of it’s organic low SO2 styled fruit. A lovely wine .. enjoyable now .. but will be even better after 5 years in the cellar.… Read the full article →
The Clos de la Marechale 2011 is slightly closed at the moment. In the nose red and dark berry fruit, a hint of oak and nice earthy minerality. On the palate quite tight fruit – lovely tension and energy – very good length and weight. The potential is very good but it needs time to unfold the fruit and complexity. It’s drinkable now but would love to enjoy this wine after 5 to 10 years – I’m sure it will be very delightful.… Read the full article →
The Nuits-Saint-Georges “Les Terre Blanc” is a charming effort. On the nose slightly aloof and reduced, with notes of melon, pear and different citrus aromas. On the palate quite rich and outgoing but framed by the slightly edgy minerality from the Cote de Nuits terroir. The rich 2012 fruit really suits this wine – a good effort.
The Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Bousselots is a step up in minerality and focus from the Morey Blanchards. The bouquet show slightly darker fruit – with notes of raspberries, dark charries and a lovely focusing earthy minerality. On the palate ample and intense fruit – juicy with a almost airy feel – very refined. The fruit is jellied with a sweet core balanced by a crisp acidity – adding a nice nerve and energy to the wine. Love the fruit and display of Nuits-Saint-Georges Terroir – A fine wine indeed.… Read the full article →
The Clos de la Marechale is a step up in concentration from Les Fuees – and a darker styled wine. In the nose pure red and darker fruits and quite earthy minerality. On the palate quite weighty fruit, with a fine tension and energy – the fruit of the vintage really suits the terroir with it’s energy and tension between red and dark fruits. Bottom line – It’s a refined NSG – offering a lovely balance between weight and complexity.
(Drink from 2022) – Very Good+ (89 – 91p) – Tasted 12/09/2013 from cask.… Read the full article →
The Nuits Saint Georges Les Cras is a slightly overlooked wine in the Liger-Belair portfolio. Les Cras 2012 is a lovely effort – with loads of pure and energetic fruit. The bouquet is showing beautiful red and darker fruit aromas spiced with gun powder and a salty minerality – lovely tension between the sweet red fruit and the dark berries. On the palate very juicy and focused with a delightful vibrant underlying minerality. It’s focused and with a extrovert and charming personality – a lovely wine in the making.… Read the full article →
First vintage of the The Nuits Saint Georges Clos des Grandes Vignes – and it’s a good start. The Clos des Grandes Vignes 2012 is a very refined and harmonious effort. In the bouquet rich red berry fruit with a floral touch, a hint of gun powder and a nice earthy minerality. On the palate rich and refined red and dark fruit – nicely focused by the harmonious earthy minerality and the energetic acidity. It’s a very harmonious and refined wine with a lovely inner energy – will be very exiting to follow this wine.… Read the full article →
First white from Louis-Michel – from the newly acquired vineyard Clos des Grandes Vignes in the southern Nuits-Saint-Georges. The wines were re-grafted with Chardonney in 2010 – so this is a fairly new vineyard for the whites. Around 35% new oak is used. The bouquet is quite expressive with notes of pear, melon and citrus – the oak is present but delicate and the finely grained minerality is showing well. On the palate crisp and pure fruit, a fine midpalate weight and richness – supported by the fine broad minerality and the crisp acidity.… Read the full article →
The 2008 Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Cras 2008 from Liger-Belair is a gorgeous wine. The nose is perfumed with red berry fruit, violets, rose petals and a discrete hint of oak. On the palate quite tight and focused fruit. It’s transparent and long driven by the vibrant 08 acidity and the quite powerful minerality. Really love the purity of the 08s …. the racy acidity … the lovly mineralic tension. The 08s can be quite demanding wines …. but they are also very rewarding for the true fans of classic Burgundies.… Read the full article →
The Clos de la Marechale 2010 from J.-F. Mugnier is a truly gorgeous wine. The nose is very open with a delightful play between red and dark fruits – strawberries, blueberries, red cherries and raspberries – slight hint of sous-bois. On the palate quite weigthy and muscular, with a beautiful transparancy and balance. It’s intense and offer layers of airy and delicate fruit – quite lightfooted with a lovely display of terroir. By some margin the best Marechale I have tasted – drop dead gorgeous.… Read the full article →
First white from Louis-Michel – from the newly acquired vineyard Clos des Grandes Vignes in the southern Nuits-Saint-Georges. The wines were re-grafted with Chardonney in 2010 – so this is a fairly new vineyard for the whites. The bouquet is quite expressive with notes of pear, melon and citrus – the oak is present but delicate and the minerality is showing quite finely grained. On the palate crisp and pure fruit, a good framework of minerality and acidity. The minerality seems quite smooth and refined for a Cote de Nuits white.… Read the full article →
I have a soft spot for the Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Cras – and the Clavelier 2011 confirm my passion for this terroir. In the bouquet lovely red and dark fruit – black currant and raspberries with some hints of red currant and rose petals. The palate offer good weight and concentration with more creamy textures than the Vosne wines – the minerality is quite intense and focused – giving the wine a powerful and energetic expression. A lovely balanced and intense 1er cru in the making.… Read the full article →
The Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Cras 2002 is now showing matured notes. In the bouquet red berry fruit with notes of sous-bois, orange and liqourice. On the palate lovely pure and ripe red fruits – good freshness and nerve – with a lovely transparancy. It’s medium bodied with a lovely mineralic intensity, energy and length. A gorgous 2002 – not fully matured but is fresh and drinking beautifully.
The Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru is a step up in intensity. In the nose lovely sweet pinot fruit, with notes of red and dark cherries – spiced with a beutiful minerality, cinnamon and a hint of white pepper. On the palate layers of lovely organic fruit – but also a classic muscular NSG terroir expression. The minerality is powerful and vibrant adding energy and nerve. A very beautiful Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru – classic – but with the organic charm of the Pacalet style.… Read the full article →
The Nuits-Saint-Georges village 2012 is a step up in concentration. In the nose lovely sweet pinot fruit, with notes of red and dark cherries and raspberries – spiced up with cinnamon and a hint of white pepper. On the palate more muscular and rustic than the Chambolle village, showing true Nuits-Saint-Georges character. Quite impressed by the layers of intense vibrant fruit – and the matching framework of tannins and minerality.