International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90($92) Impressively dark, saturated red-ruby. Brooding aromas of black plum and minerals. Large-scaled, broad, sweet and rich; chewy, layered and three-dimensional. This is stuffed with fruit and quite full in the mouth. Here the tannins are nicely supported by material and thus a bit less rude, making their presence felt much later. Chevillon describes this as a monster.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2006
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91Candied blackberries, plums, and blueberries make up the aromatic profile of the 2003 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Cailles. Medium-bodied, firm, and tannic, this wine demands cellaring. Its flavor profile, dominated by red cherries and raspberries, reveals admirable depth.Author: Robert ParkerIssue: 160
Rating: 16CSÿÿ Deep purplish crimson. Very slightly overripe on the nose. Needs just a little more freshness. Quite rich and fruity and round. Lots of spice and fruit. The most accessible tannins of these Nuits Saint Georges.Author: Jancis Robinson
Rating: 93A touch of wood spice frames drop dead gorgeous aromas of red pinot fruit, smoke and a lovely crushed herb component that give way to sappy, delicious and strikingly deep flavors that coat and stain the palate with buckets of extract. This is a knockout of a wine with everything it needs for a decade or more of improvement.Issue: 1st Quarter, 2005
Self | Rating: 94Superb,longAuthor: Gert
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Pinot Noir is a delicate, thin-skinned grape that is notoriously difficult to grow but unmatched in its ability to reflect its terroir. It is early-budding and early-ripening, and thus requires a cool climate. To achieve its best expression and maintain its delicate flavor profile, Pinot Noir demands great care in the vineyard, particular attention to yield management, and careful handling in the winery. Growers blessed with the patience, skill, and terroir to produce world-class Pinot Noir are greatly rewarded. Not only are these wines complex, age-worthy, and delicious, they also command some of the world’s highest prices.
Old-World Pinot Noir most famously hails from , where it is the only red variety permitted in the region. Techniques such as whole-bunch fermentation and barrel ageing, now common amongst high-quality Pinot Noir producers around the world, were pioneered by Burgundian winemakers. Age-worthy Pinot Noir from Burgundy tends to be high in acid, display low to medium tannins, and have red fruit flavors in youth that evolve into complex flavors of earth, game, cola, and truffle with age. Some of the most famous producers include , , , and .
New-World Pinot Noir tends to grow in warmer climates and on newer vines than in the Old Word, producing wine that is more fruit-forward with flavors of red cherry, cranberry, and raspberry. The highest-quality wines come from moderate regions in , particularly and , and top producers include , , and .
High acidity, low tannin, and low alcohol make Pinot Noir a versatile wine to pair. Spiced duck, fatty fish, grilled chicken, spicy foods, and anything with mushroom are just a few classic examples.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 98 bottles owned
- 19 collectors
- Average collector rating: 94
(Out of 19 collectors)