2018 Domaine de l'Arlot Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Clos de l'Arlot

A harmonious, and seamless expression of Pinot Noir from Nuits Saint Georges.

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The Clos de l’Arlot is a rare wine for the region, in that the 1er cru vineyard is composed of a multitude of soil types. It is also planted on the site of an old quarry, giving it a natural amphitheatre shape.

Only the oldest vines (50+ y/o) in the vineyard are used for this wine, with the fruit of the younger vines get blended into other cuvees from the domaine.

This wine speaks so much of finesse, and is quite seamless in its structure with subtle wood that is not over the top, or intrusive. It is a Pinot with a delicate, elegant structure and good underlying concentration, well-balanced, with supple tannins and never-ending length, emphasising the red fruit characters.

The two hectares of Clos de l'Arlot red are composed of two very distinct types of soil: at the top, white oolite on which young vines are planted; at the bottom, marl containing ostrea acuminata where some of the old vines are grown.

Traditional vinification: A manual harvest, minimal vatting, pumping over and punching down without excess to reveal the full finesse of this great terroir. The wines are aged for 15 months in oak barrels, with a maximum of 45% new barrels, and 3 months in vats before bottling.


93 Points - 91-93 points "The 2018 Nuits Saint-Georges Clos de l'Arlot 1er Cru was very backward when I tasted it at the domaine and demanded some time in the glass. Introspective black fruit and touches of menthol and spices emerge with aeration. The medium-bodied palate offers quite firm tannins that lend impressive backbone. This is a more masculine Clos de l'Arlot than I have encountered in the past, quite grippy but maintaining balance, with a slightly chalky-textured finish." Neal Martin (Vinous)

92 Points - 90-92 points "Subtle but not invisible wood sets off the spicy and quite ripe yet fresh aromas of red cherry, plum, cassis and soft earth whiffs. There is a lovely mouthfeel to the medium weight flavours thanks primarily to the fine grained tannins supporting the firm, balanced and bitter cherry-inflected finale. This offers focused power and is also clearly built to reward mid to perhaps even longer-term cellaring." Allen Meadows (Burghound)

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