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2007 Chevillon-Chezeaux, Nuits St.Georges Les St.GeorgesApr. 2009
Medium-plus colour. The nose is deeper and wider but not quite so focused as the Bousselots. Super acidity and lots of very fine tannin. Long finishing with flavours of barrel and licorice. This will need lots of time but it’s very good and only €23 ex domaine…
2004 Liger-Belair Thibault, Nuits St.Georges Les St.GeorgesApr. 2009
Medium colour. Faint 2004 aromas before red berries reveal themselves. This doesn’t come across as powerful, rather very complex and interesting. Not at all masculine, rather nice.
2006 Liger-Belair Thibault, Nuits St.Georges Les St.GeorgesApr. 2009
Medium-plus colour. No real impact from the nose, but there is nice, understated complexity that doesn’t seem at all barrel-derived. Very fine grain to the tannin and is set against lovely fruit. The finish is long with some barrel influence. Rather good and currently quite drinkable.
2005 Michelot Alain, Nuits St.Georges Les St.GeorgesDec. 2008
Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose hangs with heavy mineral notes, a lovely pure cherry note and faint mushroom in the background. The entry texture is soft and smooth until a strong wall of grainy tannin raises its head. The acidity and the fruit extract are certainly up to the competition, providing a slight burst of complexity in the mid-palate and an oak-tinged lingering flavour. Showing mainly linearity and structure now and muscled structure at that. Tuck it away for a few years, it will need it…
1998 Remoriquet Henri & Gilles, Nuits St.Georges Les St.GeorgesNov. 2007
Medium-plus ruby/mahogany colour. The nose is heavily scented; deep, dense and dank, with wet wood and aged vanilla-cream cherry. Concentrated and rather well textured for a top Nuits from a vintage that enjoys more than a hint of tannin – there’s very little astringency. The acidity remains fresh and mouthwatering though with just a little bitterness at the end. The length is very-good rather than great. Overall, this is impressively open for what is a relative youngster though it’s certainly brawny rather than elegant – but isn’t that the epitomy of a good Nuits? Oh and at ~£20 in the sale – a schnäpchien! For drinking now and over the next 10+ years.
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