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1996 Bertrand Ambroise Nuits St. Georges Les Vaucrains

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January 19, 2014 - $75

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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

...exotic toasty oak aromas, blackberry flavors and monolithic structure, searing intensity and creamy, mouthcoating tannins.

92-94The Wine Advocate

Its lively and enthralling nose of cassis, violets, roses, and black raspberries is followed by an intense, oily-textured, massively powerful, and full-bodied core of super-ripe black cherries and blackberries.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Nuits-St.-Georges, Les Vaucrains

Les Vaucrains is a 15.5-acre Premier Cru vineyard in Nuits-Saints-Georges, in Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits. It is in the southern part of of the appellation. Because there are no Grand Cru vineyards in Nuits-Saints-Georges, the appellation’s considerable reputation rests on its excellent Premier Crus. Burgundy writer Clive Coates calls this vineyard part of the “greatest climat in Nuits-Saint-Georges.” The vineyard is 260 – 280 meters in elevation with rocky soil heavy with sand and clay. Coates calls Les Vaucrains “vigorous and rich and full-bodied.”

TYPE

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.