2015 - Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Aux Murgers Sylvain Cathiard
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
Region
Nuits Saint Georges
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2019 - 2031
Case size
6x75cl
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2015 NUITS ST GEORGES 1ER CRU AUX MURGERS SYLVAIN CATHIARD - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
Region
Nuits Saint Georges
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2019 - 2031
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £3,616.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, January 2017

    Despite being closer to Vosne Romanée than Aux Thorey, this is a more masculine and powerful style in 2015. Big, bold, rich and full, with broad shoulders and smouldering dark fruit flavours. It remains totally balanced through and through.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2016,
    Score: 93-95

    The 2015 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Aux Murgers has a more expressive bouquet than the Aux Thorey, essentially demonstrating more Pinoté and terroir expression. The palate is showing a little more oakiness at the moment, although there is sufficient fruit to soak that up in time. There is good depth here, a suppleness to the texture with candied orange peel and a touch of cassis towards the caressing finish. Whilst the Aux Thorey is more immediately pleasurable, the Aux Murgers conveys the propitious manner of this vineyard, and has greater long-term potential. Drink 2020-2040

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2017,
    Score: 91-94

    Reduction. Otherwise the rich, full-bodied, powerful and palate coating flavors possess, despite the evident muscularity, a caressing mouth feel on the seductive, mineral-driven and strikingly long finish. This is a classic Murgers of size, weight and power yet one that largely manages to avoid rusticity. This too is excellent. Sweet spot. Outstanding. (91-94)/2027+

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Producer

Domaine Sylvain Cathiard

Sylvain Cathiard is one of the top growers in Vosne Romanée, a region not shy of exceptional talent. He only has around 4.25 hectares of vines, therefore the quantity that he makes is particularly small. Traditionally, Burgundy domaines are renowned for being minute in size, and he is definitely amongst the smallest. In addition, he has some of the most exceptional vineyards, which read like a Who's Who list of the Côte de Nuits, many of which are located next to grand crus sites. This combination is lethal for allocations. Too little wine with too many open hands all waiting for their fair share. SInce 2011 his talented son, Sébastien, has been running the domaine.

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.