Nuits-Saint-Georges ‘les 6 pieces’ 2015
From six well chosen sites, with vines aged no younger than 25 years, this is an exceptional glass of Burgundy. Malolactics finished nice and early this year giving this a chance to put on more fat in cask and on fine lees during the summer of 2016. Dense but not heavy, fresh, energetic and a vibrant mouthful of red fruits to enjoy early in the piece. 2018 to 2022.
Nuits-Saint-Georges Village 2015
We would usually offer only one of these two Nuits. Once again they are so remarkable and we couldn’t resist buying both! All are iron rich and have gravel or sand to give good drainage. They come together to yield a deeply coloured, redcurrant and cranberry fresh glass of nectar. There is purity and finesse to bring out the goose pimples. Near perfect for a young Burgundy. 2018 to 2024.
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Argillas 2015
A south facing vineyard with rows planted east to west to reduce mid-day sun burn. There is a creamy side, with fullness and weight that seems to take root in the tongue. An evening wine that will seduce for a long time to come. 2022 to 2032.
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Bousselots 2015
Just around the corner from Argillas, and often expressing even warmer characters, this seems spikier in 2015 with lifted, blueberry pulp, cassis and a hint of that chocolate and stony complexity so typical of Bousselots. Initial feel is of biting into the skin of a blueberry, yet the finish is warming and dense. Another stunner from the northern part of Nuits. 2023 to 2033.
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru les Perrieres 2015
Coming to the business end of this selection now and, as in both 2013 and 2014, the Perrieres is right up there with the mighty Vaucrains. Crisp, super-mineral, power, density and concentration. A wine this big is closed now but there is plenty to come. Very long lasting bottle this. 2026 to 2037.
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Vaucrains 2015
This should surely be considered for Grand Cru status; the politics though are that there are just a handful of local owners in les Saint Georges, including the Hospices, but, at neighbouring Vaucrains, there are 22, and those owners are more dispersed throughout the region. Christophe has 42 ares that usually produce a healthy 8 barrels. Highly intense, with a little more flavor development than in Perrieres, though with a touch more persistence and finer acidity. The cooler, perfumed finish is to die for. Very fine and elegant. Grand Cru quality. 2026 to 2039.