|Burgund, Cotes de Nuits
The 2019 Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Plateaux is performing very well, exhibiting notes of raspberries, orange rind and peonies, framed by a deft touch of toasty new oak. Medium to full-bodied, lively and succulent, with a crunchy core of fruit, tangy acids and elegantly chalky tannins.
A very ripe and more deeply pitched nose reflects notes of dark currant liqueur, warm earth and a whiff of the sauvage is trimmed in just enough wood to notice. The rich, round and solidly concentrated medium-bodied flavors possess plenty of dry extract that partially rounds off the moderately rustic finish. Good if not special quality here.
Sweet oak spice and a gobful of mouth-filling, ripe black-cherry fruit. Firmly tannic but not unapproachable thanks to refreshing acidity and that upfront primary fruit. Precocious and impressive. (RH)