Robert Parker – 91+
Tasted blind at Flint Wines’ 2007/2012 Nuits Saint-Georges tasting in London. The 2012 Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Thorey from Sylvain Cathiard showed better in bottle than in barrel. It has an appealing bouquet with bold ripe raspberry and strawberry aromas, fine mineralité here with focus and harmony. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red berry fruit, crisp acidity, fleshy with impressive depth and a Vosne-like texture towards the cassis-tinged finish. This is a classy number from Sebastien Cathiard, one that has great potential. Tasted November 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040
JancisRobinson.com – 15
Tasted blind. Light ruby. Mid crimson. Rather obvious sweet oak on the nose. Simple fruit and some underripe fruit character. Not a favourite!
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2027
Vinous – 92-94
The 2012 Nuits St. Georges Aux Thorey is wonderfully vivid and alive. Rose petals and smoke are followed by a hint of new leather and dark red fruit. The 2012 is marked by its intense, pulsating fruit, crystalline minerality and super-expressive aromatics. Vosne aromatic meets Nuits structure in a striking, drop-dead gorgeous Burgundy that delivers the goods, and then some.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2032