2014 Domaine de l'Arlot Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Clos des Forêts St. Georges" 12-Pack (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1432414 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, Domaine de l'Arlot's 2014 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Clos des Forêts St-Georges is a wine that I remember Geraldine Godot felt I was a bit mean toward when I reviewed it from barrel. You know, she might be right. Here, it is very pure and winsome on the nose: blackberry, raspberry, ripe Satsumas and just a touch of peach—perhaps the most exotic nose among the flight of Nuits-Saint-Georges tasted here but still in keeping with what you expect. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, good substance and density, fresh and lively and perhaps my only quibble being that I would have liked more sustain on the aftertaste. Otherwise, this is another excellent Nuits-Saint-Georges that will give many years of pleasure. Please accept my generous score. Tasted September 2017. (NM)  (10/2017)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Sufficient black cherry, black currant and mineral flavors are packed into this taut red, yet this is holding back a little. A solid matrix of tannins offers support, while the acidity keeps this focused and long. Finishes with purity and intensity. Shows fine potential. Best from 2019 through 2033. (BS)  (11/2016)

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 There is a discreet but not invisible application of wood surrounding the intensely floral and notably gamy dark berry fruit suffused nose. There is both good volume and much better mid-palate concentration to the broad-shouldered flavors where the abundant dry extract does a fine job of buffering the firm and slightly rustic tannins that impart a dusty texture to the impressively complex and persistent finish. This should be excellent if you have the patience to wait. *Outstanding*  (1/2017)

91 points Vinous

 Good full red. Knockout perfume of black raspberry, cranberry, ripe strawberry, crushed stone, rose petal, violet and blood orange. Sappy and tightly wound, but with more lurking sweetness than the Petits Plets. Today the wine's complex fruits and flowers are dominated by pungent minerality. This very young but very promising wine has the density to support its firm tannic spine and to ensure a slow and graceful evolution in bottle. Finishes with terrific rising length and sappiness. (ST) 91+  (3/2017)

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
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France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Specific Appellation:

Nuits Saint Georges

- A long, narrow appellation, and the southernmost commune of importance in the Côtes de Nuits. Nuits St. Georges tend to be sturdy, muscular wines, which are tannic in their youth. There are no Grands Cru in the town, but several Premier Cru vineyards. The wines from the north side of the village, towards Vosne-Romanée are distinctly different in character than those from the southern vineyards. The vineyards traditionally among the best are in the South, including Cailles, Vaucrains, St. Georges, and Argillières. These vineyards are on deep brown limestone. The northern vineyards, on the other side of the river Meuzin, have more in common with those of Vosne Romanée. The vineyards are composed of pebbles and limestone, and the wines have more of the finesse and elegance of Vosne, but with the structure of Nuits St. Georges.