JancisRobinson.com – 17
Mid ruby. High toned. Sweet and round. A real charmer with a little salinity. Fine boned. This seems more typical of 2017 than the Clos de l’Arlot and Suchots 2017s. Polished and much less muscular than, say, the 2015.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2032
Vinous – 92/100
The 2017 Nuits Saint-Georges Clos des Forêts Saint-Georges is completely de-stemmed, unlike the Clos de l’Arlot, partly because of the analysis that suggested it should include stems. It has a very pure bouquet, a little more opulent than the Clos de l’Arlot, featuring black cherry, blueberry and light floral scents. The smooth, rounded palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and denser than the Clos de l’Arlot, but then again, maybe the Clos de l’Arlot has more personality.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2037
Robert Parker – 93.0
Offering up a deep bouquet of cassis, plums, dark chocolate and spices, the 2017 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos des ForÃªts St Georges is medium to full-bodied, supple and enveloping, with a textural attack, melting tannins, ripe acids and a deep core of sapid fruit. The finish is impressively long and nicely defined. Deeper and fleshier than the more ethereal Clos d’Arlot, this will blossom with a little bottle age, but it’s sufficiently elegant and expressive to be approachable sooner.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2040