Red Burgundy-Cote de Nuits

2015 Georges Noellat Vosne Romanée 1er Chaumes

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

"(I tasted this wine from a barrel that had finished its malolactic fermentation): Bright medium red. Black cherry and a hint of reduction on the nose. Sweet, deep and concentrated, conveying a distinctly crunchy quality to its fresh dark fruit and mineral flavors. This firmly tannic but suave wine will need at least a few years of bottle aging to harmonize, but it already saturates the mouth on the long finish." 90-92 Steve Tanzer

"(from a .47 ha parcel). Reduction presently masks the underlying fruit though there is good freshness on the palate as the supple and refined middle weight flavors possess a really lovely mouth feel, all wrapped in a focused, delineated and energetic finale. This too is lovely stuff fashioned in an understated style. (90-92)/2021+" Allan Meadows

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“(I tasted this wine from a barrel that had finished its malolactic fermentation): Bright medium red. Black cherry and a hint of reduction on the nose. Sweet, deep and concentrated, conveying a distinctly crunchy quality to its fresh dark fruit and mineral flavors. This firmly tannic but suave wine will need at least a few years of bottle aging to harmonize, but it already saturates the mouth on the long finish.” 90-92 Steve Tanzer

“(from a .47 ha parcel). Reduction presently masks the underlying fruit though there is good freshness on the palate as the supple and refined middle weight flavors possess a really lovely mouth feel, all wrapped in a focused, delineated and energetic finale. This too is lovely stuff fashioned in an understated style. (90-92)/2021+” Allan Meadows