2011 Domaine de L'Arlot Clos des Forets Saint-Georges Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru France

$159.99 USD $177.99 USD

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Bright, dark red. Superripe aromas of red cherry, raspberry and spices lifted by crushed-stone minerality. Creamy and full yet vigorous, with serious calcaire lift to the cherry and spice flavors. This lovely, vibrant wine may not have the volume of the young 2012 but it possesses a firm spine for aging and finishes with excellent persistence

91 Points Stephen Tanzer

Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The Nuits Saint Georges Clos des Forets St Georges 2011 is closed on the nose compared to the Clos de l’Arlot: rather subdued with blackberry and sous-bois notes trying to get out from the glass with which they seem tethered. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins, lithe red cherries and strawberry fruit with a taut and linear, quite spicy finish that lingers nicely. Very fine – but it needs another 3-4 years in bottle.

90 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate