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Domaine de l'Arlot Nuits Saint Georges Rouge "Clos des Forets" 1er Cru 2006 [1.5L MAGNUM]
(Burgundy, France) - [WS 92] [BH 91] [RP 90+] [ST 90+]

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WS92 BH91 RP90+ ST90+
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Notes from the Winemaker:

The Style of the Wine With its well-defined character, this wine perfectly illustrates the identity of the Nuits Saint Georges vineyard. Complex aromas of blackcurrant mingled with spicy blackberry are revealed on the nose with, depending on the vintage, darker notes of liquorice and leather. The well-built mouth affirms itself with density and strength around a tight structure with rich, well-wrapped tannins. It becomes increasingly seductive over time, which comes from the elegance, intensity and purity of the fruit.

The Terroir In Burgundy the monopoly (single estate vineyard) defines a unit of land, a terroir which has been perfectly defined for centuries and which is owned by a single proprietor. The Clos des Forets Saint Georges covers a surface of 7.20 hectares, all in one piece. It is a unique terroir in a privileged location which right from its origin has made one of the greatest Nuits Saint Georges wines.

Discover more - An exacting commitment to quality: Clos des Forêts Saint Georges is only made with grapes from its oldest vines. We wish to express the very best of this exceptional terroir, and the old vines give darker, more intense wines. This means that grapes from the younger vines are not used for the Clos des Forets but vinified separately to make Les Petits Plets Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru. - Traditional vinification: hand-picked grapes, minimal cuvaison, a light hand with the pumping-over... The method used to give birth to the wine is to let things happen naturally to reveal the soul of the wine. - A wine for ageing: the generous terroir of the Clos des Forets Saint Georges forms the soul of the wine. It builds a solid red around well-present tannins which define a wine for ageing. A few years in the cellar will allow the wine to express itself more fully and make it more graceful, silkier and more complete.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Wine Spectator:
"An alluring rendition, featuring black cherry and blackberry notes with a velvety texture and sweet oak and vanilla accents. Firm and harmonious, with a long aftertaste of fruit and spice. Very modern. Best from 2011 through 2020. 75 cases imported." BS (May 31, 2009)

91 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"As one would expect, this is quite similar to the Petit Plets aromatically with more deeply pitched and riper fruit aromas that hint at the sauvage while blending into rich, round, concentrated, robust and textured medium full flavors that are delicious, powerful and serious, all wrapped in a finish where the firm structure arrives with a rush. This should age well over the next decade." - (Jan 01, 2009)

90+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The l'Arlot 2006 Nuits-St.-Georges Clos Des Forets St.-Georges follows suit with the other wines in its collection by exhibiting a soft texture - here, an almost doughty richness - and immediate appeal of ripe fruit. Plum preserves, cardamom and musky, narcissus-like floral notes in the nose lead to a refreshingly juicy yet soothingly creamy palate. Surprisingly, the second wine (Petits Plets) - “ while it is less rich“ - displays more pungent and mineral-like counterpoint when compared with this, although it is less rich. I can only assume that this Forets will establish its superiority after some time in bottle, and perhaps even in short order. It should certainly be worth watching for at least 6-8 years." - David Schildknecht (Dec 2009)

90(+?) Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Good full red. Pungent, high-pitched aromas of red fruits, pepper and spices; less expressive than the Clos de l'Arlot but richer. Then high-pitched and intense in the mouth, with a penetrating quality to the sappy red fruit and floral flavors. This rather powerful, vibrant wine finishes quite long, with lingering perfume and serious tannins that reach the front teeth. Today I find this as impressive as the 2005 version." - Stephen Tanzer (Mar/Apr 09)