2011 Nuits-St Georges 1er Cru Les Cras, Domaine François Lamarche

Only two barrels of this wonderful wine were produced. Les Cras is on the Vosne side of the commune and, as a result, produces a very silky style of Nuits-St-Georges. That said, it is noticeably more masculine than the other wines tasted in the Lamarche line-up. Dark and brooding in the glass, there is a purity and precision about this wine. Violets and blueberry fruit are wrapped up in the silkiest of tannins, with a precise mineral-driven finish. Definitely a keeper.

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  • Region & country
    Aux Cras (1er Cru), Nuits-St-Georges, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Mature 2014 - 2020
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2011 Nuits-St Georges 1er Cru Les Cras, Domaine François Lamarche
Domaine François Lamarche

Whilst most of us receive crockery, the second Henri Lamarche was given La Grande Rue vineyard for his wedding present. It was only elevated to Grand Cru status in 1992, due to Henri’s fear of having to pay extra tax had he applied for the designation in 1936. This is an estate with an enviable set of vineyards, and under the control of cousins Nicole, the winemaker, and Nathalie, who looks after the commercial side, Lamarche are back where they belong, near the top of the Vosne Romanée tree.

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