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2005 Nicolas Potel Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts

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April 21, 2024 - $185



93-94The Wine Advocate

Richly-fruited and silken-textured on the palate, this offers a remarkable elegance and refinement and subtle mineral, floral, animal and fungal inflections for all of its very obviously sweet, ripe fruit. Long, broad, and rich

...equally ripe black fruit nose is fresher, more elegant, finer and more detailed if not more complex with intensely mineral-infused medium weight plus flavors that also display a touch of youthful austerity on the even longer finish.

89-92Stephen Tanzer

Reduced aromas of black cherry and menthol. Dense and powerful but reduced and hard to view today... Finishes broad and long...


Nicolas Potel

Maison Nicolas Potel is a negociant started in Burgundy in the late 1990s by Nicolas Potel, son of the legendary winemaker Gerard Potel, who founded Domaine de la Pousse d’Or in Volnay. After Gerard’s death in 1997 Nicolas started the negociant business, but a falling out with his business partners in 2009 forced him out of the business that still bears his name. The company is now owned and operated by the brothers Louis and Armand Cottin of Maison Laboure-Roi, a nearly two-hundred year old Burgundy negociant. Nicolas Potel has had no connection with Maison Nicolas Potel since 2009. The Maison offers a large portfolio of Grand Cru, Premier Cru and other Burgundies.


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanee, Les Beaux Monts

Les Beaux Monts is a 28.6-acre Premier Cru vineyard in the Vosne-Romanee appellation of Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits. It is on the northern edge of the appellation, bordering Flagey-Echezeaux. The vineyard has a southern exposure, and the soil is part clay and marl. It is one of the largest of Vosne-Romanee’s Premier Crus. Clive Coates calls Les Beaux Monts “a nice big wine, but nonetheless perfumed, full of finesse, even lush.”


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.