Domaine de l'Arlot Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos De Forets St Georges 2009 (1.5L)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
94 WA / 92 BH 'Outstanding'
The 2009 Nuits St. Georges Clos des Forets Saint Georges comes across as dark, brooding and totally intense. Black cherries, tar, licorice, smoke and menthol are some of the many notes that are woven together in this rich, deep wine. There is a baritone register to the fruit that is absolutely gorgeous. The powerful, structured finish begs for considerable cellaring and suggests a long life of great drinking lies ahead. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034. Antonio Galloni
Tasting note: This is riper still and the ripeness is sufficiently overt that it's right at the limit of being too much though the cassis and black raspberry-suffused nose is impressively complex. There is excellent richness to the full-bodied and strikingly intense flavors that possess excellent volume on the notably more structured finish that serves up hints of chocolate. Despite the elevated ripeness levels, I suspect that this will rein in some of its excesses with age though I doubt that it will ever mature into a style that I admire personally. Burghound