2020 Marchand & Burch Nuits-Saint-Georges
Pascal Marchand’s plots in Nuits-Saint-Georges encompass both the northern end of the village bordering Vosne-Romanée and the southern slopes near Premeaux. Vineyards in these areas express different character and build an attractive complexity into this powerful wine.
Powerful and strongly-built, this is a wine that confers on the Côte de Nuits its noble reputation of a sturdy character.
Powerful, rich and brooding, the wine opens with a decadent perfume filled with lofty aromas of cherry, rhubarb, and blueberry while more opulent tones of chocolate, coffee grounds, black tea and gravel lie in wait underneath. The midpalate reveals ripe, red stone fruits and a soft, supple texture counterbalanced by pleasant acidity and subtle oak influence appearing in the form of linseed and vanillin. Grippy tannin lends the wine impeccable structure and longevity, locking in lavish fruit flavour and hints of spice long after the first sip. This wine is just at the very beginning of what is sure to be a long and rewarding journey as it continues to age and develop in bottle.
Enjoy with lamb fillet, pepper remoulade, black vinegar jam and fried shallots.
Drink now or over the next 10 years.