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2005 Arlot - Nuits St Georges Clos des Forets-St Georges 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES
  • 92 WA
  • 90 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 55569-2005-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($90-$100) Deep red. More musky, low-toned nose dominated today by medicinal cherry. Quite young and unevolved; drier in the middle palate at present than the Clos de l'Arlot. Distinctly medicinal in character, finishing with big, chewy, granular tannins. Totally different in style from the Clos de l'Arlot.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    From barrel, the 2005 Nuits-St.-Georges Clos des Forets St.-Georges offers aromas and deep richness of plum and blackberry, with hints of cinnamon, coconut, caramel, and salt. Deep, meaty flavors well up as one works this wine around in the air. It displays impressive amplitude, abundant but relatively fine-grained tannins, and an impressively long cling.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Burghound | Rating: 92

    No review available
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2008
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Quite fresh and strawberry like fruit. Mouthfilling but there is something slightly curious about the nose. Firm acidity and tannin. Firmer than many wines from this address. Rather dry finish.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 01/24/2007
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2010-2020
    Author: RobertoClemente21

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, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay 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 Burgundy, 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 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Comte de Vogüé, Domaine Leroy, and Domaine Armand Rousseau.

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 California, particularly Sonoma and Carneros, and top producers include Marcassin, Kistler, and Kosta Browne.

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

  • 295 bottles owned
  • 47 collectors