1996 Nuits St Georges Clos de Forets St Georges Domaine de l' Arlot

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£749.00 DP

Average critic rating : 90.5 points



Produced from vines ranging from 20 to 45 years old, this wine is a splendid Nuits. Its deep cherry scents are intertwined with cookie dough aromas. Its character explodes on the palate with sumptuously ripe cherries, raspberries, and traces of minerals. This expressive, medium-to-full-bodied, and gorgeously pure wine has loads of supple tannins in its long and persistent finish. Projected maturity: 2001-2007+. Wine Advocate.August, 1998

Organic since 2000 and biodynamic since 2003, the vineyards of Domaine de l'Arlot is rather unusually – for Burgundy – owned by insurance giant AXA. Located two km south of Nuits St. Georges, the domain covers around 14 hectares and was successfully set up by Lise Judet and Jean-Pierre De Smet, who worked under the great Jacques Seysses of Domaine Dujac before this project. Within the range of wines can be found rare white Nuits St. Georges, Romanée Saint Vivant and Vosne Romanée les Suchots. Wines are aged in about one third new wood and bottled unfiltered at 16-18 months for 1er crus. Christian Seely of AXA wines is the managing director and the reigns have since passed to Jacques Devauges to lead as technical director

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