A spicy and notably ripe nose offers up notes of plum, cassis and blackberry while allowing subtle nuances of warm earth to surface. The complex and velvety medium weight flavors possess fine phenolic ripeness though there is so much dry extract that the structural elements are presently relegated to the background. This is a powerful, masculine and focused wine that is very Nuits in character yet avoids any sense of rusticity on the hugely long finish. In a word, terrific. Sweet Spot Outstanding. 92-94 points
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.