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2012 Domaine l'Arlot Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Clos des Forêts St. Georges"

SKU #1170130 92-94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2012 Nuits Saint Georges Clos Des Forets Saint Georges 1er Cru The 2012 Nuits Saint Georges Clos des Forets Saint Georges is totally explosive in the glass. An exotic mélange of dark red fruit, smoke, iron and a host of ferrous notes convey an overall impression of gravitas. Firm yet well-integrated tannins provide the backdrop for this structured, intense Burgundy. This is classic Nuits, especially in its structure. The Clos des Forets Saint Georges is a blend of three Cuvées that span the entire hillside, something that is quite rare in Burgundy, where only a few vineyards span the entire length of the hill. The highest portion of the site gives the wine its lift, while the oldest vines, those that confer richness and depth, are in the middle. The lowest portion of the hill adds tannin, but it is the least polished on its own. The final blend is approximately, 30%, 50% and 20% of the three Cuvées, respectively. Inner quote mark (1/2014)

93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark ***Outstanding*** 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. Inner quote mark (1/2015)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Healthy medium red. Ripe, spicy aromas of redcurrant, raspberry, tobacco and minerals. Finer and more complex than the Clos de l'Arlot but also shows outstanding breadth and depth of texture, not to mention definition of flavor. Finishes with serious building tannins and a rocky minerality that contributes thrust. In contrast to the Clos de l'Arlot, this potentially outstanding wine really calls for patience. 93+ Points Inner quote mark (3/2015)


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