A fantastically classic bottle of burgundy From Jean Tardy, who gave an awe-inspiring performance in 2015. We have a back vintage of one of his old vine cuvees here at an exceptional price from vines in Nuit St. Georges. This is a superb bottle of burgundy that is drinking rather well right now, with classic structure, minerality, and fruit that stems beyond the quality of a village-level wine. Tardy wines are excellent burgundy buys that show tremendous quality for the price and isn't a producer that has flooded the market with bottles. This is a highly-recomended bottle and i've already grabbed a few for myself. Check out the great notes below!
Wine Advocate (Neil Martin) 92 points! "The 2015 Nuits St Georges Vieilles Vignes Bas de Combe has a rip-roaring bouquet with succulent ripe red cherries, bergamot and violet aromas that just soar from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh acidity, nimble on its toes with fleshy dark cherry fruit laced with bay leaf and white pepper, leading to a precise and quite sustained finish. There is a bit of bravura to this 2015 and it comes recommended."
Vinous (Stephan Tanzer) 91 points! "Bright red-ruby. Deep, nuanced aromas of black raspberry, coffee, milk chocolate and musky minerality. Not particularly expressive today but shows considerably more shape and mineral refinement than the Vosne-Romanée. With its silky-smooth texture and sound acidity, this wine conveys an attractive balance of richness and vinosity. Nothing fat or heavy about this 2015. Finishes with firm tannins that are nicely supported by the wine's fruit. Tardy noted that none of his 2015s have pHs above 3.5."
Allen Meadows 90 points! "Notes of menthol and wood toast frame notably ripe spiced cassis, sauvage and warm earth aromas. The dense, serious and vibrant medium-bodied flavors also possess a velvety texture before culminating in a palate coating finale that delivers excellent persistence for a villages level Nuits. This is definitely worth considering."