Arnoux Lachaux Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Clos Des Corvees Pagets
Price: $172.31 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
Reduction overshadows the underlying fruit at present. On the plus side there is both excellent intensity and energy to the overtly mineral-inflected flavors that reflect a sleek muscularity on the rustic and more tightly wound finale. This is a classically styled Nuits that will require at least a few years of cellar time first.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 89-92
The 2016 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos des Corvées Pagets is also quite youthfully reticent at this stage, unwinding in the glass with a lovely bouquet of raspberries, dark chocolate, candied peel and rose petal. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with considerable amplitude and dimension, its fine but chewy structuring tannins largely concealed by a vibrant core of fruit.
– William Kelley, Robertparker.com, Score: 93
The 2016 Nuits Saint-Georges Clos des Corvées Pagets 1er Cru comes from 70-year old vines and includes 100% stems. It has a highly perfumed bouquet with dark berry fruit, smoke, bay leaf and a whiff of chalk dust. There is almost a pastille-like purity here. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannin, and blackberry mixed with brown spice and a touch of clove. Quite complex with superb persistence. Very classy.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 92