Domaine Desertaux-Ferrand, Nuits St George 1er Cru Les Chabœufs, Burgundy 2017
This exemplary Nuits-Saint-George starts with an aromatic, structured nose – there is a gorgeous bouquet of plum, raspberry and cassis with more subtle touches of violets, liquorice and toasted almonds. The palate is fruit-forward but with a mineral definition that offers a lovely balance. Expect juicy cherry and plum, crunchy wild berries – and a darker undertone of tobacco and chocolate that reveals itself throughout the long finish. Like its younger sibling Les Sceaux, this Burgundy would benefit from some decanting before being served – whether with meats and cheeses or as a solo feature.
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