The 2017 Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos des Fôrets-Saint-Georges 1er Cru contains a little more amplitude than the 2016, fine mineralité and discrete floral scents, pressed rose petal especially. Good energy and precision. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, fleshy on the entry with a fine bead of acidity, very pure and poised with a discrete black pepper edge mixed with seaweed towards the finish. This is an excellent wine that may improve further with bottle age. Tasted at the Domaine de L’Arlot tasting at La Cabotte in London.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2048
Mid ruby. High toned. Sweet and round. A real charmer with a little salinity. Fine boned. This seems more typical of 2017 than the Clos de l’Arlot and Suchots 2017s. Polished and much less muscular than, say, the 2015.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2032
Robert Parker 93
Offering up a deep bouquet of cassis, plums, dark chocolate and spices, the 2017 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos des ForÃªts St Georges is medium to full-bodied, supple and enveloping, with a textural attack, melting tannins, ripe acids and a deep core of sapid fruit. The finish is impressively long and nicely defined. Deeper and fleshier than the more ethereal Clos d’Arlot, this will blossom with a little bottle age, but it’s sufficiently elegant and expressive to be approachable sooner.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2040