(this wine is only sold in the UK). Reduction masks the underlying fruit though there is good drive and appealing detail to the lightly mineral-inflected medium weight flavors that are shaped by ripe if slightly rustic tannins on the nicely lingering finish that is not especially austere. This should be approachable young if desired yet should also deliver 6 to 8 years of upside development potential. Drink 2020+
The second largest town after Beaune, Nuits St. Georges is known for ample wines that have textured tannins and rich fruit. Unlike other famous Côte de Nuits villages, it has no Grand Crus but does have a handful of exceptional premier cru vineyards such as Clos de l'Arlot, Les Pruliers and AuxMurgers. Its wines can be occasionally rustic, and this sets them apart from many of the more northern appellations as well as from the neighbouring Côte de Beaune whose wines (apart from Pommard) tend to be less structured and more fruit forward. This is no doubt due to a slightly increased presence of clay especially on the Primeaux-Prissey area of the appellation. Notable producers include Domaine de l'Arlot, Jean Grivot and Meo-Camuzet.