Nuits-St-Georges poses plenty of juxtapositions. Glorious wines claim their roots here, yet near-swill is made, too. The wines resemble those of Gevrey yet show more funk and more rigorous tannins. Nuits-St-Georges wines are usually drunk young; if you have a Premier Cru, set it aside for a while.
Pour: Henri Gouges 2006 Nuits-St-Georges
Massively earthy and lightly rustic with iron undertones, this is textbook Nuits-St-Georges. For a village wine, this offers impressive balance and the first hints of maturity.
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Check back in a few weeks to see what the villages of the Côte de Beaune deliver to your glass(es).