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Domaine Bertagna Nuits St Georges Murgers 2005

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Domaine Bertagna Nuits St Georges Murgers 2005
$120.00
$102.00

SKU 30379

750ml

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Faithful to the style of the "terroir". Intense tannic presence. Delicate, with aromas of small fruit. Full bodied and rounded. A wine to keep as it will better express its complexities after 10 years.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine Bertagna
Alcohol/vol 13%
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Wine SpectatorA 2005 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Murgers exhibited more of a cooked fruit (cherry, blackberry) impression than typical for this vintage, with lovely high-toned notes of ginger, cardamom, and pit fruit distillate. In the mouth, rich black fruits gain support rather than interference from an abundance of fine tannin, and the wine finishes with a touch of austerity but clear fruit character and impressive length. It might be a few years before one really knows what further complexities are lurking in this well-structured wine. Christophe Vial has move here from de Montille to become the cellarmaster, but oenologist Claire Forestier was responsible for these 2005s. I hope I shall prove to have hit them on a bad day. But abstracting from possible (in some instances obvious) effects of having just been racked to tank and sulfured in preparation for bottling, I found many of these wines lacking in striking personalities or grip. Some evinced toasty hints of barrel despite the percentage of new wood being low (only rising above 20-30% in the case of Chambertin) suggesting that they might be a bit "underwined." (Score range: 88-90)

Daniel Sogg, April 2007