Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois annual tasting, the 2015 Greysac has a perfumed bouquet with plenty of tobacco-infused black fruit, just a touch of warm gravel emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp in the mouth with a very precise finish that deserves a round of applause. This comes highly recommended.
A tangy, red-fruited merlot (70% of the blend), this shows its cabernet elements in herbal tannins, lending the wine a tight Bordelais structure even as the red plum flavors feel gentle and willowy within it. Just ripe enough to still feel restrained, it’s ready for a salad of duck confit.
Deep ruby. Fresh raspberry, licorice and spicecake aromas hint at pungent flowers and minerals in the background. Red berry and cherry liqueur flavors show excellent clarity and pick up cracked pepper and vanilla nuances on the back half. Closes sweet, seamless and very long, displaying lingering spiciness and smooth tannins. [Ratting 91–93 pts]
The price makes this a relative bargain for a cuvée sourced from 100-year-old vines within Le Crau, one of the appellation's most renowned lieux-dits. Notions of leather, cedar and cocoa accent bright red-plum fruit in this full-bodied wine, adding a hint of cracked pepper on the richly textured finish.
Potent, mineral-laced red and dark berry and floral pastille aromas are complicated by suggestions of licorice and white pepper. Sweet and supple in texture, offering palate-caressing raspberry, cherry and spicecake flavors that display a blend of power and finesse. The floral and cherry notes linger on a long, penetrating finish that shows just a hint of fine-grained tannins. [Rating: 90–92 Pts]
The juicy flavors of cherry compote and plum preserves are studded with anise, rooibos tea and fruitcake notes. The finish is lined with a subtle sandalwood accent. A pretty, silky style. Drink now through 2021.
The 2014 Domaine de l'A is dark, racy and explosive. Beams of tannin support a core of explosive dark red stone fruit, smoke, licorice and new leather. The oak tannins remain a bit prominent at this stage, which makes the Domaine de l'A a rare 2014 that needs more time in bottle. The blend is 80 % Merlot and 20 % Cabernet Franc.
This young, richly structured wine comes from a vineyard to the north of the town of Nuits Saint-Georges. It is powered by spice and toast from wood aging that are balanced by the ripe red-plum fruits and acidity. The combination is going to produced an impressive, foursquare wine as it ages. Drink from 2024.
Aged for a year in new wood barrels, this powerful, concentrated wine shows both richness and considerable aging potential. It is a powerhouse of ripe damson fruits and impressive tannins. Structured and intense, it needs to age for many years. Don't drink before 2026.