Domaine de Montille, Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Aux Thorey

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DMON-NUIT-2011
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DMON-NUIT-2011-1-750-DP
1 x 750ml
£55.80
DMON-NUIT-2011-6-750-DP
6 x 750ml
£334.80
The 2010 Nuits Saint Georges Aux Thorey is a big, forceful wine bristling with energy and class.
  •   Burgundy, France
  •   Smooth Red
  •   Pinot Noir
  •   2011

"The 2010 Nuits Saint Georges Aux Thorey is a big, forceful wine bristling with energy and class. Saline, mineral notes give the Aux Thorey tons of cut. The fruit fleshes out big on the finish, adding depth and volume, but without sacrificing the wine’s focus. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020.

Etienne de Montille describes 2010 as similar to 2002, but with less acidity. He adds that 2010 is a vintage where the end result was less apparent early on than years like 2006 and 2007, where the wines turned out pretty much as originally expected. According to de Montille, there isn’t a huge difference between the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits. That may be true here, but in my view it is not the case in a broader context. De Montille tends to pick early, and his wines in the cellar also finish their malos fairly quickly, which is how things played out in 2010 as well. Most of the 2010s had been racked into steel at the time of my visit, except for the Corton Clos du Roi, Clos Vougeot, Vosne-Romanee Malconsorts, Vosne-Romanee Malconsorts Christiane, which I tasted from barrel. The harvest started on September 20 and ran through the 28th. Some wines were lightly chaptalized. De Montille planned to start bottling in January 2012 with a handful of the entry-level bottlings. I also tasted the 2009s. I will have more to say in our April issue, but for now I can share that the wines have developed beautifully. De Montille’s decision to pick early certainly seems to have paid off." 92 pointsAntonio Galloni, Wine advocate

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  Bottle size 750
  Vintage 2011
  Country France
  Region Burgundy
  Grape Pinot Noir
  Wine Type Red wines
  Wine Style Smooth Red
  Oak Mildly Oaked
  Drinkability Drink now
  Sweetness Dry
  Abv 12.5%