2014 Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Porets St-Georges"
Deep ruby red colour. The nose discloses black fruits, toasty notes and a hint of oak. The smooth, round attack gives way to a powerful and structured mid-palate. A well-balanced and very persistent wine with excellent ageing potential.
No such reduction plagues the nose in this case as there is both good freshness and expressiveness to the array of red berry fruit, earth, sauvage and smoky hints. The appealingly textured, intense, detailed and vibrant middle weight flavors possess a completely different mouth feel while delivering a lingering, complex and more obviously austere finale. This too is very Nuits in style and will need a few more years of bottle age as the supporting tannins are markedly firm.