2006 Arlaud Pere & Fils - Morey St-Denis Les Ruchots 1er Cru (Vieilles Vignes) 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Nuits - Morey St Denis | Premier Cru/ Red / Pinot Noir
2006 Arlaud Pere & Fils - Morey St-Denis Les Ruchots 1er Cru (Vieilles Vignes)
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International Wine Cellar | 90

($70) Good full red. Complex, aromatic nose offers dark cherry, brown spices and dried flowers. At once fleshy and fresh in the mouth, with the sweet cherry and spice flavors spreading out nicely to saturate the palate. Finishes with dusty tannins that arrive late, and a soupcon of eucalyptus. Showing very well today.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 143

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Score: 90
Author: Thanos
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/15/2010
Drink Dates: 2013-2013
Tasting note: Ruchots is in my estimation the finest of the Morey 1ers and this example will only serve to reinforce that point of view as it again delivers grand cru like quality. A riper and more deeply pitched nose features a complex blend of red and blue pinot fruit with lovely violet and earth nuances that continue onto the round, rich, suave and generous flavors that possess good volume and excellent balance plus fine aging potential. As usual, this and the Combottes are the class of the 1ers chez Arlaud.

About This Producer

The dedication of the Arlaud family - father Herve, son Cyprien and daughter Bertille - has substantially improved this domaine each year. Their labor-intensive practices of hand pruning, stringent green harvesting and the use of a horse and plow instead of a tractor have produced the finest wines of the domaine's history.

The wines are textbook expressions of each terroir and are remarkably complex and richly balanced. Look for the domaine to continue to build its strong reputation in vintages ahead.

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