The 2002 Aux Boudots from Meo-Camuzet is somehow slightly disappointing. In the bouquet dark berry fruit, raspberries, liquorice and oak with the alcohol slightly forward in the nose. On the palate layers of quite dense and rather dark fruit – still quite restrained by the oak in this otherwise fruity vintage. It’s quite harmonius but still quite backward – and while the attractive sweet primary fruit has disappeard the oak and tannins are still very much present – was in my view better a few years back.… Read the full article →
The Les Saint-Georges is a step up from the Perrieres – and a more terroir driven wine. It’s made from very old wines planted back in 1933. In the bouquet wild raspberries, blue berries, dark cherries spiced with a earthy minerality and a touch of toasted oak. On the palate more structured than the Perrieres with a masculine power from the fine terroir of Les Saint-Georges. It’s long with a with a good midpalate concentration. A classic Nuits-Saint-Georges in the making.… Read the full article →
The Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos des Grades Vignes from Chateau de Puligny Montrachet is a lovely effort – from this somewhat overlooked 1er cru. In the bouquet fine red fruit with cherries, raspberries and a lovely core of sweet strawberries – some slightly floral and reduced notes – but a lovely nose. On the palate fine quite airy fruit for a 2009. Good midpalate concentration, with quite a tannic grip and a fine core of delicate sweet fruit. The finish is long and quite intense offering good minerality.… Read the full article →
The 2006 Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Cras from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair is a real beauty – and the first vintage from this fine terroir. The bouquet is bursting with lovely red berry fruit and minerality – very sophisticated and quite expressive. On the palate very fine midpalate concentration with vibrant fruit and minerality. It’s long with a robust yet delicate minerality in the finish. The energetic fruit is build for pleasure – but nevertheless it’s a 2006 – so perhaps lacking the ultimate focus and transparancy found in the best vintages of this fine wine.… Read the full article →
The Nuits-Saint-Georges 2011 village is quite approacable and is showing dark berries in the nose. On the palate lovely balanced with a good fresh acidity. It has a lovely fruit on the palate – pure and quite juicy – but is lacking some of the depth found in the Vosne Romanee village. A good and likeable effort.
The Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos De Corvees 2000 from Domaine Prieure Roch is fully mature and at it’s peak now. The bouquet is bursting cherries – moving on to strawberries, red current, violets and red forest berries. On the palate matured pure organic fruit – with a remarkable freshness. The fruit is very juicy and vibrant for a 2000 – best bottle I have tasted of this wine. Very fine for the vintage – but lacking the depth and intensity of a great vintage.… Read the full article →
The Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Saint-Georges 2010 from Forey is a big and classic NSG. The bouquet is offering red fruit with aromas of cherries and raspberries – spiced with gooseberries and a slightly smoked aroma. On the palate quite dense and deep fruit – smooth, round, and quite muscular. Not offering the same complexity as the Vosne 1er crus – but a pure and slightly aloof wine. Quite a lot of tannins present in the finish – but will provide excellent drinking after 15 years in the cellar.… Read the full article →
The Nuits-Saint-Georges village from Regis Forey is a lovely effort – but not quite in the same league as the Vosne and Morey villages. The bouquet is slightly more closed and tight – offering red fruit with aromas of cherries and raspberries. On the palate quite tight red fruit – pure and well balanced – with a good transparancy and length for this level. A good and classical Nuits-Saint -Georges village.
The Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Cras is a quite new wine in the Liger-Belair collection – first vintage was 2006. I have a soft spot for this fine terroir – and the 2007 is really starting to show the qualities now. In the bouquet red and blue berry fruits with notes of liquorice and a hint of oak. On the palate beautiful juicy fruit, very well balanced with a good focus from the minerality. Impressive nerve and energy for the vintage. Need some years more to show the full potential … but nevertheless accessible now.… Read the full article →
The Nuits-Saint-Georges Busselots from Dublere is small step up in concentration from the Morey Blanchards. In the nose slightly darker fruit with notes of red berries and a earthy minerality. On the palate lovely intense juicy fruit with a almost airy feel – very refined. The fruit aromas are jellied with a slightly candied notes – adding a nice nerve to the wine. It’s quite intense and very well balanced, with a more muscular finish than the Morey Blanchards. A fine wine indeed.… Read the full article →
The Nuits-Saint-Georges “Les Terre Blanc” from Dublere is made from a blend of 15% Pinot Blanc and 85% Chardonney. On the palate slightly aloof, with notes of melon, pear and different citrus aromas – quite rich and round but framed by the slightly edgy minerality from the Cote de Nuits terroir. A good effort.
The Nuits-Saint-Georges blanc is made from pinot blanc, thus making it quite different than the other Pacalet whites. In the nose apple, pear with notes of grapefruit, citrus and gooseberries. On the palate quite a powerfull fresh and linear acidity, with a good expression of the terroir. Good fruit and balance. Perhaps not the most complex of wines, but with the firm acidity an interesting choise paired with matching food.
The NSG 1. cru is another beautiful wine. In the bouquet strawberries, raspberries and cherries, spized with a hint of pommegranate and cinnamon. On the palate fine delicate pinot flavors, with a fine depth in the fruit. Perhaps not as delicate and refined as the Chambolle 1er cru, but a lovely juicy wine.
Louis-Michel Liger-Belair have acquried the Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru monopole Clos des Grandes Vignes from Chateau de Puligny Montrachet.
The vineyard was until 2004 a part of Domaine Thomas-Moillard, but was sold along with other fine vineyards to Domaine Dujac and Etienne de Montille. Etienne de Montille then sold this vineyard to Chateau de Puligny Montrachet, which he also directs and now own. Chateau de Puligny Montrachet produced the wine since vintage 2005.
Clos des Grandes Vignes is 2.2ha and located in the very southern part of Nuits-Saint Georges just across the road from Clos des Corvees in the village Premeaux-Prissey.… Read the full article →
The Nuits Saint Georges Les Cras is a slightly overlooked wine from Liger-Belair. Les Crass 2011 is a very nice effort – with loads of pure nuanced fruit. The bouquet is showing beautiful red and darker fruit aromas – refined and charming. On the palate a quite focused wine with a wonderful mineral note. I normally prefer the Vosne Romanee wines, but this is really a fine wine.
The Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Argillieres is a new 1er cru from Henri Roch. Les Argillieres is a very interesting terroir located between Clos Arlot and Clos de Corvees in the very south of the appelation. This vineyard has a very fine minerality – and Frederic Cossard made some very interesting wines from this plot. The 2009 Les Argillieres is more open than the to wines from Clos de Corvees, with only a little reduction. In the nose raspberries and gooseberries with hints of cherries and cinnamon.… Read the full article →