Why Big Red Diary?
4 notes
1997 l'Arlot, Nuits St.Georges Clos de l'ArlotAug. 2007
Fat, concentrated long and very tropical – not why I buy white Burgundy.
2003 l'Arlot, Nuits St.Georges Clos de l'ArlotNov. 2005
Medium colour. Initially not an obvious 03 nose, it retains the hallmarks of the rest of its family, high-toned fresh fruit, and a hint of coffee mixed with the smoky notes. Also the palate is quite fresh and concentrated, but without the ponderous effects often seen in 03. Architypal 03 finish that is about concentrated dry-extract rather than elegance. Very good for the vintage.
2002 l'Arlot, Nuits St.Georges Clos de l'ArlotNov. 2005
Medium, medium-plus cherry-red. Tight but still fresh and high-toned. Slowly gives up a more creamy depth. Lovely mouthfeel, really silky, well-balanced and elegant. Very complex and long. The tannins stay on your teeth to remind you of the experience – now a nice floral aspect is developing in the glass too. Lovely.
2001 l'Arlot, Nuits St.Georges Clos de l'ArlotNov. 2005
Medium colour. The nose is denser than the other l’Arlots, more plummy and mature, hints of rose petal – atypical fruit profile. Apparently the wine was like this since it was in barrel – the domaine were a little concerned, but as the wine continues to remained stable they are less and less worried about it tumbling into early maturity. It seems less precise than the other wines but has a nice ‘gras’ and mouthfeel. Atypical l’Arlot, a nice wine but I prefer the clarity and precision of the previous bottles.
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