I’ve mentioned I enjoy Morey-Saint-Denis wines in the past; this one is particularly lovely. Once again it is a product of the hard work of the charming Cyprien Arlaud.
Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru les Ruchots 1999, Domaine Arlaud
A concentrated nose of lovely, elegant Morey fruit. The fruit is pure and ripe and it has a good earthy complexity to it. The nose is really beautiful. The palate is really deeply lovely. The fruit is ripe and beautiful, the tannins are ripe and balanced and the acidity is integrated and not excessive. It is extremely well balanced and the finish is very long and complex. This is a ripe but structured Burgundy that tickles my fancy almost lewdly so eager is it to please. Top stuff, a really svelte, silky and smooth Morey Premier Cru; I could ask for little more in terms of an opulent, hedonistic but intellectual wine.