($95) Bright, full red-ruby. Crushed raspberry and a meaty nuance on the slightly candied nose. Then sweet, pure and floral, with the creamy, silky texture of the better 2003s. This boasts lovely concentration of cassis and blackberry flavors. Finishes very long and lush, with unflagging sweetness.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2006
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93
The blackberry, black cherry, and rose-scented 2003 Nuits-St.-Georges Les St.-Georges is powerful, medium to full-bodied, and exhibits intense concentration. Cassis, blackberries, blueberries, and dark cherries are intermingled with spices in its muscular personality.
Author: Pierre Rovani
This too is somewhat reduced but it can't hide the simply explosive violet, earth, truffle and black fruit aromas followed by rich, fresh, exuberant flavors that are wonderfully sappy and imbued with a velvety texture on the palate staining finish. There is plenty of mid-palate fat and this is full of personality and while it is not as densely concentrated as the Pruliers, it's finer. Moreover, while this will benefit from the better part of a decade in the cellar, there is so much extract that one could actually approach it now. A great effort of grand cru caliber.