1983 is regarded as a tannic vintage – perhaps like 1998? – whatever, let’s double-up and try a Nuits. After this performance, I see a second 83 on the horizon…
1983 Robert Arnoux, Nuits St.Georges
Medium colour, quite some browning. The nose is clean to start and all about soil, soil and more soil – with time we have a deep sweetness and a subtle undertow of musk. A little tannin bubbles below the surface and the flavour grows and grows in the mid-palate – really good intensity and plenty of sweetness too. I think this has a really good mid-palate complexity and with just a hint of creaminess too. Slowly lingering on beautifully judged acidity – medium-plus length – tons of enjoyment here; this is the archetypal melting old burgundy with tons of sediment at the end – completely yum!
Rebuy – Yes