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2013 Domaine de L'Arlot Nuits St. Georges Clos des Forets St. Georges

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June 23, 2024 - $81



92Wine Spectator

Dense, sporting black cherry, blueberry, tar and spice flavors. Big, rustic tannins rumble around in the basement, while vibrant acidity upstairs drives the long, spice- and tar-tinged finish.

92+ Stephen Tanzer

...captivating spicy perfume to the aromas of dark berries, kirsch, violet, crushed rock and leather...boasts a sexy, thick, three-dimensional texture. Black fruit flavors are complicated by wild leather and animal components, with a note of bitter chocolate... Finishes with big but ripe tannins and subtle sweetness.

16.5Jancis Robinson


Domaine de L'Arlot

Domaine de L'Arlot, located in Premeaux-Prissey, just south of Nuits-St.-Georges, Burgundy, was started in 1987 by AXA, the French insurance company. The original property consisted of three monopoles: Clos de l’Arlot; Clos du Chapeau in Comblanchien; and Clos des Forets St. Georges. In the early 1990s the domaine added parcels in Romanee-St- Vivant and Vosne-Romanee Les Suchots. The domaine today includes 34 acres and Olivier Leriche is winemaker. Wines produced include Grand Cru Romanee-St.-Vivant, and Premier Crus in Vosne-Romanee.


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits Villages, Nuits-St.-Georges, Clos des Forets

Côte de Nuits is the northern part of the Côte d’Or and it includes the most famous vineyards and wine communes in the world. There are more Grand Cru appellations in the Côte de Nuits than anywhere else in Burgundy. Of the fourteen communes, or villages in the Côte de Nuits, six produce Grand Cru wines. They are Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Flagey-Échezeaux and Vosne-Romanee. Some of the vineyards within the Côte de Nuits are tiny, which adds to their prestige. The fabled Grand Cru vineyard La Romanee is barely two square acres. Altogether there are twenty-four Grand Cru vineyards. The region takes its name from the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Côtes de Nuits produces mostly reds from Pinot Noir, and the wines have been in demand for centuries. During the 18th century King Louis XIV’s physician recommended that for his health the king only drink wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges. Like most of Burgundy, the soils of the Côte de Nuit can vary greatly from one vineyard to another, though most are a base soil of limestone mixed with clay, gravel and sand.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.