Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos Des Forêts, 2009, Domaine De L'Arlot
Note: from an enormous 7.5 ha parcel of vines planted in the early 1950s
Tasting note: This is riper still and the ripeness is sufficiently overt that it's right at the limit of being too much though the cassis and black raspberry-suffused nose is impressively complex.
There is excellent richness to the full-bodied and strikingly intense flavors that possess excellent volume on the notably more structured finish that serves up hints of chocolate.
Despite the elevated ripeness levels, I suspect that this will rein in some of its excesses with age though I doubt that it will ever mature into a style that I admire personally.
Reviewer: Allen Meadows, Burghound.com