Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Perrieres

2016 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Perrieres Forey Pere et Fils

  • Classification:
    1er Cru
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  • Appellation:
    Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Perrieres
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  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    OC x 6
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 90 (2019 Jan.)

Moderate wood surrounds the relatively high-toned aromas of various red berries and markedly floral-infused aromas that include violet, lavender and rose petal. The sappy and sleekly textured medium weight flavors exude a fine bead of minerality on the impressively long and reasonably firm and mildly austere if slightly warm finale. Thanks to the relatively fine-grain of the supporting tannins this is a Nuits of comparative refinement if not actual finesse.

Vinous - Score: 90-92 (2018 Jan.)

(13.4% alcohol; more than 50% of the potential crop was lost to frost; vinified with 45% whole clusters and aging in 50% new oak): Healthy medium red. Complex aromas of black cherry, licorice, mocha and coffee, plus pungent notes of minerals and eucalyptus. Shows stem-influenced licorice and mint flavors and salty minerality but there's nothing hard about this wine or aggressive about its tannins. This nicely minerally, rather generous premier cru finishes with excellent length. The pH here is a relatively high 3.65.