Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Nuits-St-Georges Les Plateaux 2015 750ml
Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Once again there is plenty of wood and menthol influence to the ripe violet, plum and violet-scented nose. The round, delicious and punchy middle weight flavors exude a subtle minerality on the attractively well-balanced and lengthy finale. The wood treatment isn't subtle but it will probably integrate in time.
Jancis Robinson 16
Cask sample. Generous oak spice on the nose and palate. Finely brushed tannin and charming acidic verve on the finish. Overall fairly light in concentration, and not especially complex either.
Character of the wine
Wines under the "Nuits" appellation are the most robust, full-bodied and strong in tannins of all Côtes-de-Nuits wines. They are usually ready to drink about 4 or 5 years after being bottled, and will age perfectly for about ten years. They are full and firm, with a deep intense colour.
Their aromas are rich and complex, suggestive of cherries, blackcurrants, animal pelts and truffles. Their high tannin content provides them with a very firm structure, and the harmonious interplay between the tannins and the inherently rounded nature of these wines makes them full-bodied and solid.