Shy nose of earth, plums, sweet spice, with almond and floral notes emerging. Very strict on the palate, with a deep core of dry fruit, deft touch of acid, bitter chocolate tannins at the back, long finish. Austere and reserved. I imagine it should wait for 20 years, but this is my only bottle! 50 + 17 + 17 + 8.
Popped and poured and this was quite reserved and closed, but again with some air it opened up into an explosive Nuits. There's a firm tannic backbone here that I hadn't noticed before, but it doesn't preclude enjoyment whatsoever. Delicious now with a some air, but will certainly reward some more aging.
Decanted roughly an hour before serving, and served alongside the 2013 D'Angerville Clos des Ducs. Although the Clos des Ducs was beautiful in it's own right, this Nuits is in a much better place right now. Super earthy nose with tons of dirt and soil notes. Wild cassis on the palate, this is drinking superbly now. Although most would probably hold this for several years more this for me is just coming into the beginning of its--probably long--drinking window. And, considering that I've seen this producer's village Nuits from the 2014 vintage retailing at an astonishing $90, I can't help but think this may be a steal.
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