Back to Burgfest: 2017 Reds – Blind (Jan 2022)

The 2017 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Saint-Georges 1er Cru has a straightforward bouquet of red cherries plus a touch of balsamic, showing fine delineation and intensity. It opens and deepens nicely in the glass, though it requires time to absorb the new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and fine acidity, and quite saline and stocky on the broad-shouldered, almost Morey-like finish. Though a tad brutish at the moment, this should improve in bottle. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2017 tasting.