2019 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Mont des Oiseaux, Domaine de l'Arlot

This cuvée first appeared in 2015. It is made from the young(er) vines of the Clos de l’Arlot that had once been labelled ‘Petit Arlot’. It consistently proves its worth as a separate bottling with every new vintage: this is sweet and precise on the nose, with bursting redcurrants, violets, and graphite. The palate shows a wonderfully classical freshness, and some attractive, firm tannins that are expertly married to the red berry volume, making it ready for drinking in just a few years, I expect.

Critic score
89/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£59.08
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£354.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2031
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2019 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Mont des Oiseaux, Domaine de l'Arlot

TASTING NOTES

From a clonal selection of vines inside the Clos de l’Arlot and including 40% whole cluster, the 2019 Nuits Saint-Georges Mont des Oiseaux 1er Cru offers fragrant red cherries, orange peel, brown spices and savory notes on the feisty nose. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins that render this a more structured Nuit Saint-Georges. The gritty, tight finish leaves ferrous hints on the aftertaste. Give it 2–3 years in bottle.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2020)
(88—90)/100
Domaine de l'Arlot

2015 marked the first vintage that the charming winemaker Géraldine Godot has worked alone at the domaine, and it immediately offered a sense of her stark talent and lightness of touch. From their excellent range of vineyards, with monopoles including Clos de l’Arlot and Clos des Forêts St-Georges, Domaine de l’Arlot creates the most elegant, refined and classy Nuits St-Georges imaginable.

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