Red Burgundy-Cote de Nuits

2015 Georges Noellat Nuits Saint Georges 1er Aux Cras

This is the northern half of Burgundy's famed Cote D'Or. It is home to perhaps the noblest expression of Pinot Noir on planet Earth, if not the noblest expression of any wine on Earth; the minute yet palpable differences from single parcels of land were intuited by Cistercian monks who farmed the 'golden slope' for approximately two thousand years. From Corgoloin in the south, to Marsannay in the north, the finesse and complexity of the wines is at times both hauntingly beautiful and mind boggling. Its most celebrated villages: Nuits St Georges, Vougeot, Flagey Echezeaux, Vosne Romanee, Chambolle Musigny, Gevrey Chambertin, and Morey St Denis.

Price: $149.00

"(control of these 50+-year-old vines reverted back to Domaine Georges Noëllat in 2013; finished its malo very late): Dark red with ruby tones. Pungent but reduced aromas of black cherry and minerals. Dense, creamy and deep in the middle palate, with the sweet dark raspberry fruit given punch by the wine's underlying rocky minerality. A wine of impressive structure, this is almost tough in the early going. But the tannins are ripe and integrated, allowing the slightly medicinal finishing flavors of black cherry and minerals to expand and linger on the aftertaste. A lovely showing." 91-93 Steve Tanzer

"Here there is no reductive funk to the elegant, ultra-fresh and pure aromas of essence of red berry fruit, spice and soft earth scents. I love the delineation of the supple yet sleek and highly energetic flavors that brim with minerality that carries over to the dusty and balanced finish where a hint of bitter cherry arises. (90-92)/2023+" Allan Meadows

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“(control of these 50+-year-old vines reverted back to Domaine Georges Noëllat in 2013; finished its malo very late): Dark red with ruby tones. Pungent but reduced aromas of black cherry and minerals. Dense, creamy and deep in the middle palate, with the sweet dark raspberry fruit given punch by the wine’s underlying rocky minerality. A wine of impressive structure, this is almost tough in the early going. But the tannins are ripe and integrated, allowing the slightly medicinal finishing flavors of black cherry and minerals to expand and linger on the aftertaste. A lovely showing.” 91-93 Steve Tanzer

“Here there is no reductive funk to the elegant, ultra-fresh and pure aromas of essence of red berry fruit, spice and soft earth scents. I love the delineation of the supple yet sleek and highly energetic flavors that brim with minerality that carries over to the dusty and balanced finish where a hint of bitter cherry arises. (90-92)/2023+” Allan Meadows