Nuits Murgers, Domaine Sylvain Cathiard 2014
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Once again strong reduction flattens the underlying fruit. By contrast there is excellent size, weight and power to the muscular yet unusually refined flavors thanks to the fine-grained tannins that are dense enough to coat the palate on the impressively long if youthfully austere finale. This too is definitely going to require at least a modicum of patience and reward 12 to 15 years of cellaring. 2026+
|Score: 90/93||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, January 2016|
Good medium red. Cool aromas of blackberry, licorice and minerals are complemented by sexy oak tones. Intense, penetrating flavors of purple fruits and salty minerality are classically dry and quite backward. Dense and palate-staining but, like the Aux Thorey, this will need time in bottle to reveal its personality. The yield here was a full 45 hectoliters per hectare.
|Score: 92+||Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, March 2017|
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