“There is a definition to the 2009 vintage, enhanced with 30% new oak and massaged with 20% whole bunch, providing a firm, fine, textural tannin structure. Savoury nuances of dried thyme, earth and notes of iron almost reflect the structural shape of Côte de Beaune, though its long tail of black cherry fruit lands it unambiguously in Nuits. With time to unravel, suggestions of cherry kernel, anise, almond and vanilla pod emerge. Patience. Drink 2019-2034”
Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly
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“A deft touch of wood sets off earthy red currant and raspberry aromas that merge into rich, round and surprisingly forward middle weight flavors that possess a mouth coating texture and a velvety finish. This also offers good quality for its level.”
87 - 89 Points
Allen Meadows, www.burghound.com
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There is great excitement about the 2009 Burgundy vintage with many reports ranking it among the best Burgundy vintages of recent times. Both reds and whites show tremendous promise, possibly not quite possessing the kind of underlying structure of the 2005s but an outstanding vintage nonetheless.
Appellation d’origine Controlée: Nuits-St-Georges
Category: Village appellation
Region: Côte de Nuits
Producing Commune: Nuits-St-Georges
A blend of 3 differents plots, Les Allots and Les Lavières on the north of Nuits-St-Georges on Vosne-Romanée side and Les Maladières on the south of Nuits-St-Georges.
For the plots on the north, the soil is not deep with some colluviums. For the plot on the south the soil is stony with limestone.
Harvested by hand
20% whole clusters
Small cold maceration
24 days of maceration, with pigeages and remontages.
30% of new barrels from Allier (light and soft toast, but long).
One racking during the ageing.
No fining, no filtration.
Bottled in July 2011 on a fruit day.
All the ageing operations are carried out according to the lunar calendar.
Delicate ethereal perfumed note with an under tone of quite ripe red berry fruits. Tannins are supple with some mid palate stalkiness which is countered by supple juicy fruit. Good Pinot Noir balance of a perfumed presence without weight.
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