Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos Des Forêts, 2012, Domaine De L'Arlot
Note: from an enormous 7.5 ha monopole planted in the early 1950s; from yields of only 17 hl/ha in 2012
A distinctly cool nose of purple fruit, earth and a hint of the sauvage leads to powerful, intense yet not really rustic medium weight flavors where the shaping tannins are unusually fine grained, all wrapped in a robust and tautly muscular finish.
While this has not completely shed its typical Nuits character, the 2012 version is certainly more polished than usual. In sum, this is really quite good and worth your attention.
Reviewer: Allen Meadows, Burghound.com