This Nuits-Saint-Georges wine has received good scores from various critics.
Critic tasting note: (2001 vintage) “This wine seems to depart somewhat from the Drouhin house style, offering more size than usual while simultaneously lacking a little flesh. Outsized plum and black cherry fruit finishes firm, with drying tannins.” – 85/100, Wine Enthusiast
From Nuits-Saint-Georges , France
Redwine – Savory and classic
Grape : Pinot noir
Pairs well : Duck , Goose , and game birds
This is a fabulous wine, with that tell-tale, dense, inky blue color that Angelus always seems to achieve. It displays an extraordinary nose of acacia flowers intermixed with blueberry liqueur, black raspberries, cassis, licorice, incense, and graphite. Full-bodied, viscous, with great intensity, vibrancy, and transparency, this is one of the all-time great wines from Angelus and a 21st century version of their 1989 and 1990.
Sweet Notes: The palate is warmly embraced by flavors of candied fruit.
Rising Heat: The intriguing sensation of an intense, rising heat slowly reveals the complex taste of eaux-de-vie patiently aged in oak barrels.
Spicy Edge: Perception of a strong spicy cognac note, tantalising the lips and palate with its distinct peppery flavor intertwined with a hint of chocolate.
Flowing Flame: A wave of warmth grows, crests and then breaks. A robust presence, full and voluptuous, is felt.
Chocolate Lull: There is the gradual discovery of something very familiar. It is the well-rounded flavor of a rich, dark chocolate.
Wood Crunches: A striking sensation is suddenly felt – the vigorous ebb and flow of oak notes interlaced with vanilla.
Infinite Echo: The evanescent oak notes leave a long, omnipresent finish in their wake. Seemingly endless, it echoes all of the subtleties of each taste and sensation that has preceded it.
Nose: Whole coffee beans, mint leaves, kumquat and red grape notes appear at first. Give it a minute and more savoury elements appear, with hints of buttered brown bread and a little whiff of sawdust.
Palate: More coffee notes as it opens (this would be really good partner to an espresso after a big meal). Develops touches of brown sugar, waxy apple peels, sweet pea and a fragrant oakiness.
Finish: Ooh, a nice waft of almost-smoky cinnamon on the finish. Slowly becomes sweeter with fresh pear and gummy bears.
ABV : 40%
Volume : 700ml
Country : France
Type : Cognac