Domaine de L'Arlot Nuits St Georges Clos des Forets St. Georges 2014
|Appellation||Cote de Nuits|
|Brand||Domaine de L'Arlot|
Vinous(45% vendange entier; not yet assembled):Healthy deep red. Terrific spicy, perfumed lift to the complex aromas of dark raspberry, black cherry, peppery herbs, minerals and menthol; distinctly dark for the vintage. Very rich and classically dry, with its impressive thickness leavened by mineral lift and an element of medicinal reserve. Finishes firmly tannic and long; this should be long-lived.
Wine SpectatorSufficient black cherry, black currant and mineral flavors are packed into this taut red, yet this is holding back a little. A solid matrix of tannins offers support, while the acidity keeps this focused and long. Finishes with purity and intensity. Shows fine potential. Best from 2019 through 2033. 100 cases imported
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Clos des Fôrets St Georges, which I sampled from several barrels, was matured in 50% new oak. It has a refined nose, backward at first, but opening in the glass: blackcurrant mixed with raspberry and cold stone scents, and just a touch of undergrowth in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and crisp acidity, just a scintilla of bitter cherry. I like the focus here, the symmetry and whilst it does not possess the sustain nor the length of a top vintage, there is more than sufficient freshness and tension. Give it 3-4 years in bottle.