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Hudelot Noellat Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Murgers 2016
France >Burgundy >NSG
(AM=91-93) Reduction. The rich, full-bodied, naturally sweet and lightly mineral-suffused flavors possess good freshness and a seductive texture before culminating in an impressively complex, driving and palate staining finish. This is more refined than it usually is yet a wine that doesn't lack for power and punch. (AG=90-92) Dark red with ruby highlights. Inky aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry pie, licorice, mint, violet and crushed stone. Juicy and penetrating but also showing lovely sweetness and thickness of texture--and finer-grained than the Petits Vougeot. Still a bit reduced and gassy, as the malolactic fermentation only ended in late September. But this wine already displays lovely acidity and mid-palate definition and finishes with suave tannins and sneaky rising length. Quite perfumed on the aftertaste; very much a Vosne style of Nuits. (RP=88-90) The 2016 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru les Murgers was showing some reduction on the nose. The palate is more readable with mainly red berry fruit, mixed with hoisin and a faint oyster shell influence. The tannins feel quite firm but not oppressive, although it just needs more weight and flesh to come through on the finish.
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