CÔTE DE NUITS VILLAGES
2016 Terres Nobles Domaine de la Douaix
|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
|Village||Côte de Nuits Villages|
This is sophisticated stuff! Finer lines than the Bourgogne Rouge. More svelte, more fine, more mineral. Some intense notes of darkish berries and damson flesh - spiced and nicely aromatic - but a firm line here and mineral depth. Smart wine, will be great to see in 2-3 years. L&S (Jan 2018)
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Cask sample. Leathery, black cherry and piquant spices. Distinctive and charismatic, with plenty of furry tannin. Delivers enjoyable complexity for the appellation. Drinking range: 2019 - 2029 Rating: 16.5+ Richard Hemming MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Feb 2018)
Domaine de la Douaix
Mark and Gilles Moustie are Belgians, huge fans of wine and in particular Burgundy. The family rented a gite for many years in the Hautes Côtes village of Arcenant, straight up the hill to the west of Nuits Saint Georges, and gently graduated from buying wines at domaines up and down the Côte to wanting to make the wine themselves. Eventually they bought some vines and a house with cellars, and set to.
Most of their wines are all from vines they own, but they do make a little wine from bought-in fruit to supplement what is still a tiny domaine. Mark is Belgium-based, a management consultant, so it is his son Gilles who is hands-on on a daily basis.
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