Domaine de L'Arlot Clos des Forêts Saint Georges 2015
As is usually the case this is much earthier and more sauvage with its more deeply pitched aromas of various dark berry fruit, plum, floral and discreet humus nuances. There is notably more size, weight and power present to the markedly rich big-bodied flavors that are at once seductive yet quite serious on the clearly built-to-age finish. Recommended
|Appellation||Cote de Nuits|
|Brand||Domaine de L'Arlot|
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Clos de l'Arlot includes around 55% whole bunch fruit. It has a very well-defined bouquet with bright raspberry and cranberry leaf, gun flint and grey slate notes tucked in just behind. The whole bunch works well here and lends complexity. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, slightly chalky tannin. Quite energetic in the mouth but very linear at the moment, this is a slightly more austere take on the finish, but you can feel the terroir tingling on the tongue long after the wine has departed. Classic in style, it should age well over the next couple of decades.
VinousSaturated dark ruby-red. Pure, deep scents of tangy blackberry and black cherry, plus a whiff of leather. Densely packed and utterly seamless; in a less sweet style than the Clos de l'Arlot owing to its pungent stony minerality. More body and texture here, not to mention class and inner-mouth perfume. The subtle, late-arriving tannins give the wine a firm structural underpinning without impinging on its fruit. From a crop level of just 23 hectoliters per hectare, according to winemaker Geraldine Godot.