2012 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru 'Aux Boubots', Moillard Grivot, Burgundy, France
There's no doubting that the Cotes de Nuits had the best of the growing conditions in 2012. The whole of the Cote d'Or may have enjoyed some wonderful autumn sunshine, but it was the Cotes de Nuits that avoided the worst of the dreadful early season weather. The result is wines of exceptional concentration, and in the top sites, such as this 1er Cru, producers made wines that have aged extremely well.
This wine is richly textured and at 8 years of age still displays an alluring aroma of dark cherry, raspberry and toasted oak. It continues on the palate, where the mature fruit has developed a great harmony with the earthier tones that have developed. Great drinking now.