Burghound.com Top Value Choice of the Week

Suggestion from July 01 2015

Wine: 2010 Nuits St. Georges "Chaliots"

Producer: Domaine Michel Gros

Comment: A moderately toasty nose of spiced plum, very pungent earth and subtle wet stone nuances marries seamlessly into exceptionally rich and concentrated medium weight flavors that brim with copious amounts of dry extract that imparts a highly textured and moderately chewy mouth feel to the strikingly long finish. While the wood influence isn't subtle at present, this clearly is not intended for immediate consumption and there appears to be more than enough mid-palate density to easily absorb the wood in time. In sum, if you're in the market for age-worthy villages candidates, this offers excellent quality in a tightly wound and mildly austere package that should reward 12+ years of cellar time.

Score: 89-92 Drink: 2022+

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