Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots 2013 750ml
Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Here there is no reductive funk and the nose is really quite pretty with its airy, markedly floral and beautifully spicy aromas of plum, violet and sandalwood. Here too there is a very generous mouth feel to the muscular, rich and lush flavors that deliver fine length if only average complexity. Like the Vosne villages my range envisions more depth developing with time in bottle.
Character of the wine
Nuits St Georges wines make you long to bite into them. Although their name evokes twilight and nightfall, these premier crus have a fairly vigorous nature, hard while immature, more caressing later on.
Les Boudots wines, rigorous and lively, with a high alcohol content and great finesse, are notable for their soft, perfumed bouquet, reminiscent of blackcurrants and wild blackberries; their bouquet alone makes them easy to distinguish from wines from other vineyard areas.
This wine dazzles you less by its body than by its subtlety. It is as if the Côte regretted having made an oversight, and had returned to Vosne for a moment.
They are a deep ruby in colour, and possess a vigorous personality, with fennel elements and aromas of red fruits.