Another case in point in my argument for the undervalued excellence that team Tawse sniifs out, I have been a big fan of this one for years, as it is bursting with upper slope, limestone driven mineral intensity and weightlessness. Its only fault is that it says NSG on the label. If you prize substance and dynamism more than label licker appeal…..this is once again terrific! A little * awarded here.
“Maison. One barrel, one year old wood, destemmed. The darker side of purple, the oak shows a little too much on the nose at the moment, but there is plenty of fruit weight beneath. This is beautifully balanced on the palate with high quality berry fruit, and when the oak calms down this should be excellent. Drink from 2027-2034. Tasted: November 2022.” 92-94 Jasper Morris “Four Star” wine
“Here too there is background oak treatment that frames the admirably pure and cool red pinot fruit, violet, and discreetly spicy aromas. There is excellent detail and precision to the intense middleweight flavors that are shaped by relatively refined tannins on the youthfully austere and sneaky long finale. I like the balance and the overall quality makes this worth taking a look at. (90-93)/2031+” Allen Meadows ——————–> “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”
“The 2021 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Perrières 1er Cru, which is 100% destemmed, has a straightlaced bouquet with sous bois infused red fruit. The palate is clean and fresh with sappy red fruit, white pepper and a hint of blue fruit towards the finish. I suspect that this will blossom once in bottle.” 90-92 Neil Martin