Domaine de l'Arlot Mont des Oiseaux 2015 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
90-92 WA / 89-91 VM
The 2015 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Mont des Oiseaux is the same vineyard as the Petit Arlot, which is to say that it still comes from the younger vines in Clos de l'Arlot. At the time of my visit, the domaine was verifying with the authorities if they could use the name. This was completely de-stemmed. It has a crisp, well-defined, red cherry and crushed strawberry bouquet with touches of cold limestone. The palate is fresh and crisp on the entry with a grainy texture, bright red berry fruit, quite elegant in style with a harmonious and slightly saline finish. This should give plenty of drinking pleasure over the next decade. Neal Martin – The Wine Advocate
(destemmed; this is the new name for the wine made from Domaine de l'Arlot's young vines in Clos de l'Arlot; 40% new oak): Bright red-ruby. Black cherry, licorice and violet scents are lifted by high-pitched brown spices. Concentrated, sweet and serious, offering noteworthy depth of flavor and medicinal reserve to its black fruit flavors. Really saturates the mouth and spreads out on the back end, finishing with substantial dusty, fine-grained tannins. The estate pruned these younger vines shorter than previously, with the lower bunch count bringing greater ripeness.