- Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
- Nuits Saint Georges
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2031
- Case size
Goedhuis, January 2017
A really classy cuvée from this superbly positioned premier cru on the edge of the town. Planted the year Sylvain was born by his grandfather, these 60 year old vines produce a wine of great class and intensity. Understated but hugely complex.
Neal Martin, December 2016,
The 2015 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Aux Thorey, matured in 50% new oak, has a very harmonious bouquet with dark cherry and cranberry fruit, a touch of pomegranate emerging with time and then later there is a lovely tang of shucked oyster shell. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, certainly darker fruit here than the villages crus, more structured and masculine with a touch of confit fruit on the finish that just needs to develop a little more persistence on the aftertaste. Earlier drinking than the Aux Murgers, this is a delightful 2015 to enjoy over the next 10-12 years. Drink 2018-2030
Burghound, January 2017,
A super-fresh nose offers up plenty of spice and earth elements that add breadth to the pretty array of rose petal and various red berry fruit scents. The mouth feel of the medium weight flavors is a really lovely combination of punch and finesse while delivering excellent depth and length on the impeccably well-balanced finale. Excellent. Outstanding. (90-93)/2023+
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.
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.