Tasted blind at Flint Wines’ 2007/2012 Nuits Saint-Georges tasting in London. The 2012 Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale has a mixture of red and black fruit on the nose; it is missing a little delineation although there is good intensity. The palate is medium-bodied and rather funky. Fleshy red fruit here, moderate acidity and initially straight-laced, but what do you know? Returning after an hour, the wine certainly perks up and delivers the freshness it was initially missing. Don't be afraid to decant.
Usually 40,000 bottles. But he lost 60% to hail in 2012. It’s usually an assembage of eight cuvées but there were only four in 2012. There hasn’t been any Forges since 2008 (when it was only 15%) as the quality has risen. Quite autumnal and racy with real Nuits energy. Firm and quite dense – denser than his Chambolles. Self confident. Firm but silky tannins on the finish. They were apparently a bit sturdy at first but they seem to have evolved well. Jancis Robinson
Has a very pretty nose of red fruits and dried flowers. The palate shows underlying structure, with some Nuits iron and plenty of earth. It has good flesh and build and is a wine of harmony and character. Starting to drink very well.~
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