This is almost entirely from the Bas de Combe lieu dit, straddling the Vosne Romanée border. I adore this vineyard for its sense of breed and complexity, flying well below the radar because the label says Nuits St Georges…..Max’s example is the finest I have tasted along that of Charles Van Canneyt’s at Hudelot-Noëllat.
“The inherent elegance of the 2013 vintage and Monsieur Cheurlin’s aesthetic sensibilities have combined to produce a supremely elegant young rendition of Nuits AC this year. The beautiful bouquet wafts from the glass in a mix of cherries, plums, nutskins, raw cocoa, a beautiful base of soil and a stylish framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, fullbodied, pure and beautifully balanced, with a fine core, suave tannins and lovely focus and grip on the long and very classy finish. This will only need four or five years to blossom and should drink with great style for at least a couple of decades. A very classy villages. 2019-2045+. 90.” John Gilman