A touch feral, yet full of sweet blackberry and cherry notes, picking up a mineral element by the finish. Compact and balanced, needing time to harmonize all its components.
Author: Bruce Sanderson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90
Good bright red-ruby. Red cherry, licorice and a whiff of leather on the nose. More tightly wound than the Chaignots and more mineral in character. This is much more primary wine, with a firm tannic spine.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2007
Burghound | Rating: 92
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Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 1st Quarter, 2007
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92
The 2005 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Bousselots offers aromas of ripe red and black cherry, sassafras and licorce, a more subdued sense of piquant nuttiness than accrued to the Chaignots, and distinct, roasted meatiness as well. A bright fresh fruit essence on the palate is under-girded by stony minerality and firm but fine tannins. Distinctly bitter herbal shadings and overtly stony, iodine and saline minerality finish the impressively-concentrated long, lean picture. This seems likely to mature more slowly than the Chaignots, but either could be held for at least a decade - in that regard, this domaine's track record is stellar, even in lesser vintages.