Here the expressive nose is also relatively deeply pitched with its interplay of spice and earth nuances that add breadth to the plum, black cherry and soft game and humus hints. There is outstanding volume to the sleek medium-bodied flavors that possess a supple mid-palate thanks to the abundant amount of dry extract though the finish immediately tightens up on the beautifully well-balanced but notably firm finale. This is textbook Pruliers that is not only built-to-age but is going to need at least 8 to 10 years of it. Drink 2029+
The 2015 Nuits Saint George's 1er Cru les Pruliers was very rich on the nose with fig and date aromas infusing the dark cherry fruit, showing less terroir expression compared to the superb Les Perrières this year. The palate is sweet and candied with kirsch and orange rind, saturated tannins here, quite spicy and very dense towards the finish. It should appeal to those who prefer a very concentrated Nuits Saint Georges, though I prefer some of Chevillon's other premier crus this year. I just wonder if this was picked a bit too late or whether its unconstrained exuberance will be tempered by the time it is in bottle. We shall find out soon enough.
Dark red. Very ripe but reticent nose conveys liqueur-like cherry and dark berry aromas plus a hint of dark chocolate. Powerful, rich and mouthfilling but classically dry, with the impression of chocolatey ripeness carrying through in the mouth. Quite outsized for this cuvée, possessing considerable baby fat. The substantial dusty tannins arrive late, allowing the wine's dark fruit and saline soil tones to build on the aftertaste. Drink 2025-2036
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.