Vinous – 88
The 2016 Nuits Saint-Georges Aux Cras 1er Cru has a loose-knit bouquet, the red fruit not as vigorous as its peers and missing a sense of direction. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded tannin, nicely judged acidity, but it lacks the backbone and grip one would expect. The oak is too vocal on the finish. Hopefully it will improve with bottle age. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2035