Domaine de L'Arlot Nuits-St-Georges Clos des Forêts St-Georges 2017
|Region||France, Burgundy, Nuits-Saint-Georges|
|Brand||Domaine de L'Arlot|
90-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound - 1/2019
Not surprisingly, the aromatic profile is quite similar to that of the 1er. There is more size, weight and muscle to the denser middle weight plus flavors that culminate in a markedly serious, mouth coating and sneaky long finish. This is very clearly built to age but it's not overly austere; with that said, this is clearly going to require extended patience.
The 2017 Nuits Saint-Georges Clos des Forêts Saint-Georges is completely de-stemmed, unlike the Clos de l’Arlot, partly because of the analysis that suggested it should include stems. It has a very pure bouquet, a little more opulent than the Clos de l’Arlot, featuring black cherry, blueberry and light floral scents. The smooth, rounded palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and denser than the Clos de l’Arlot, but then again, maybe the Clos de l’Arlot has more personality.
This shows some breadth and an underlying earthiness to the black cherry, iron and leafy tobacco flavors. The tannins are dense, yet well-integrated. Persistent and juicy on the spicy finish. Best from 2022 through 2036.