Les Cailles is always the most taut, mineral, and airy of the big 3. On many many occasions, I prefer it most (once again, i’m a rockhead at heart) for its stoniness allied to airyness. Their vines are 46 and 76 years old, offering quintessential character and depth. As good as it gets…..the ’13 is just plain smokin’, to my taste, as classic of an aerien, silken textured, mineral driven les Cailles as I could hope to offer.
“In contrast to the last couple of Nuits premier crus, the 2013 les Cailles was a bit reduced at the time of my visit and a bit grumpy about being tasted. With some coaxing the wine shows a promising nose of plums, red and black cherries, nutskin, woodsmoke, cocoa and a fine base of soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and focused, with a potentially sappy core of fruit, fine transparency and a long, balanced and youthful finish that closes with good acids and fine-grained tannins. No doubt this will be excellent. 2021-2050+. 91-92+.”