Alain Michelot can be on par with Chevillon and Gouges as another of the truly classic producers in Nuits St. Georges founded in 1880. Michelot's wines are made by Alain's daughter Elodie and tend to be very assertive in their youth, and it is with cellar time that these start to shine. We were able to taste with Elodie a few years back, and it was a great experience that really got us in tune with the wines of this Domaine, which are very classic and focused on terroir expression. 2015 is a classic vintage and the basis for some of the best wines ever from the Domaine. Today, we have two excellent wines, an old vine NSG planting, and the only Grand Cru the Domaine has, Clos Vougeot. Both are outstanding this vintage and are wines that will last in the cellar for decades.
This comes from vines planted in 1937 from one of the most elevated sites in NSG, situated above Les Chaignots. The wines have a natural freshness and acidity from their elevated vineyard exposure with excellent transparency and concentration. It is one of the gems of the Michelot Domaine.
John Gilman 91+ The 2015 Champs Perdrix is all plush black fruit this year and is a touch riper in personality than the la Richemone or les Cailles. The nose delivers a blend of black cherries, roasted meats, dark chocolate, woodsmoke and dark soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and a bit more fruit-driven in personality than any of the other premier crus in the cellar this year, with a sappy core of fruit, ripe tannins and a long, plump and moderately chewy finish. This is really very good in its style, but I like the greater soil signature found in some of the other Nuits premier crus this year. (Drink between 2022-2060)