"I tasted different barrel samples of the 2013 Nuits St Georges Clos des Fôrets Saint Georges 1er Cru according to soil type and altitude, since they differ so much in this monopole. The final blend demonstrated a more complex bouquet than the Clos de l’Arlot: a mixture and red and black fruit, minerals and a subtle marine influence. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannins, a silver thread of acidity and real density and panache on the finish. There is quite marked difference between the two monopoles this year, this certainly the better. "
Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media:
"Bright, dark red with ruby tones. Classic south-side Nuits-Saint-Georges with captivating spicy perfume to the aromas of dark berries, kirsch, violet, crushed rock and leather. At once penetrating and enveloping, displaying a much silkier texture than the Petits Plets. Quite closed compared to the 2014 from barrel but wine nonetheless boasts a sexy, thick, three-dimensional texture. Black fruit flavors are complicated by wild leather and animal components, with a note of bitter chocolate emerging with air. Finishes with big but ripe tannins and subtle sweetness. Very reticent in the mid-palate today but has the chewy depth and mineral energy to support a long and graceful evolution in bottle. My score may turn out to be overly conservative."
"Dense, sporting black cherry, blueberry, tar and spice flavors. Big, rustic tannins rumble around in the basement, while vibrant acidity upstairs drives the long, spice- and tar-tinged finish. Best from 2019 through 2035. 100 cases imported."