Domaine De L'Arlot Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Rouge Clos Des Forêts Saint Georges 2014
Domaine De L'Arlot Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Rouge Clos Des Forets Saint Georges 2014 is a deep, dark red, vibrant and limpid, with a nose of warm, creamy, black fruits, fresh and delicious. Really enticing, leading to an intense palate of rich, sweet, black fruits, mineral and intense, muscular, with substantial ripe tannins behind and a powerful, evolving finish.
Subregion: Côte De Nuits, Nuits-Saint-Georges
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: A special treat
Drink With: Gigot d’agneau rôti
Clos des Forêts Saint Georges is only made with grapes from the vineyard's oldest vines as they give darker, more intense wines and express the very best of this exceptional terroir. Traditional vinification methods are used: the grapes are hand-picked, there is minimal cuvaison (maceration of the grape skins) and pumping-over is done sparingly to let things happen naturally to reveal the soul of the wine. Clos Des Forêts Saint Georges is a wine for ageing. A few years in the cellar will allow the wine to express itself more fully and make it more graceful, silkier and more complete.
From Neal Martin writing on Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
The 2014 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Clos des Fôrets St Georges, which I sampled from several barrels, was matured in 50% new oak. It has a refined nose, backward at first, but opening in the glass: blackcurrant mixed with raspberry and cold stone scents, and just a touch of undergrowth in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and crisp acidity, just a scintilla of bitter cherry. I like the focus here, the symmetry and whilst it does not possess the sustain nor the length of a top vintage, there is more than sufficient freshness and tension. Give it 3-4 years in bottle. 89-91 Points