From three parcels, totalling roughly .6 hectares: les Herbeux, les Tuyeaux, and (from the Gibourg sisters) les Bas de Combe. Lovely floral intensity and purity aromatically leads to equally pure floral and red fruited flavors in the mouth, with a lightly chewy tannic texture and kiss of savory earth. In short, a lovely example of northern Nuits St Georges villages that bears more than a passing resemblance to its northern neighbor (Vosne). Good harmonious length on the finish, with a light mineral streak. For what it is worth, the Sisters’ Bas de Combe comprises 2/7 of this cuvée (read roughly 175 cases made).
Late winter ’17 arrival.
The Nuits Saint Georges (which contains the entirety of the Sisters’ lone Nuits Saint Georges villages parcel in the Bas de Combe) is notably finer and more complex than the Bourgogne, with a healthy smattering of all of the NSG food groups, in black fruited spice, a kiss of savory earth, and light gripping tannin. What is there not to love?