2012 - Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Clos des Forêts St Georges Domaine de l'Arlot
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine de l'Arlot
Region
Nuits-Saint-Georges
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2018 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
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2012 NUITS ST GEORGES 1ER CRU CLOS DES FORÊTS ST GEORGES DOMAINE DE L'ARLOT - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine de l'Arlot
Region
Nuits-Saint-Georges
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2018 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £824.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, January 2014

    This 7ha vineyard is divided and vinified in 3 different parcels before blending to allow the greatness of the terroir to really express itself. Brilliant purple in colour, this is has gamey, savoury fruit aromas. A very powerful wine full of freshness and drive. It is naturally a little closed on the finish, so typical of a wine with such huge potential.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2013,
    Score: 92-94

    The 2012 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Clos des Forets Saint Georges comes from vertically planted vines that are perpendicular to the RN74. Different geological expressions up the slope are blended into three different cuvees, which are then assembled prior to bottling. It has an attractive nose of wild strawberry and mulberry fruit intermixed with forest floor scents: well-defined with subtle use of both oak and whole bunches. The palate is medium-bodied with a sorbet-like freshness on the entry. This is full of energy and vitality, the acidity well-judged with admirable weight and presence on the masculine finish that suggests this will age very well. Superb.

  • BURG1

    Burghound, January 2015,
    Score: 93

    (from an enormous 7.5 ha monopole planted in the early 1950s; from yields of only 17 hl/ha in 2012). A distinctly cool nose of purple fruit, earth and a hint of the sauvage leads to powerful, intense yet not really rustic medium weight flavors where the shaping tannins are unusually fine grained, all wrapped in a robust and tautly muscular finish. While this has not completely shed its typical Nuits character, the 2012 version is certainly more polished than usual. In sum, this is really quite good and worth your attention. Drink 2024+

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2014,
    Score: 90-93

    A distinctly cool nose of purple fruit, earth and a hint of the sauvage leads to silky, intense and impressively refined medium weight flavors where the shaping tannins are unusually fine grained, all wrapped in a robust and tautly muscular finish. While this has not completely shed its typical Nuits character, the 2012 version is certainly more polished than usual. In sum, this is really quite good and worth your attention. Drink 2022+

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Producer

Domaine de l'Arlot

Domaine de l'Arlot was created in 1987 when AXA Millésimes purchased the property in Prémeaux, just south of Nuits St Georges. Its history as a domaine, however, stretches back far into the Burgundian annals passing through the Vienot and Belin dynasties before AXA’s acquisition. The domaine’s recent history has been shaped by the influence of Jean-Pierre de Smet who ran the domaine for almost two decades before Christian Seely took over direction. In 2014 Christian installed Géraldine Godot as technical manager and winemaker. A native Burgundian, she is a qualified microbiologist and oenologist, and looks set for a bright future at this Côte de Nuits estate. The domaine favours whole bunch fermentation, seeking to produce wines with refinement and finesse. (Not to be confused with Domaine Arlaud in Morey St Denis.)

Region

Nuits-Saint-Georges

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.