This wine is the most persuasive response to those who snub Nuits-Saint-Georges as a village with too much grit and too little finesse. Indeed, its confident, tannic grip may not appeal to those who insist Burgundy be effete, forgetting it can have structure and muscle. However, this wine shows wonderful elegance and subtlety in its savory range of characters. The high elevation of the vineyard and a 70% whole cluster fermentation, restrains an obvious, low-hanging fruitiness. The result is a wine of striking finesse and clarity that balances subtle nuances of strawberry, dried red flowers and thyme with an earthy core of blood and iron. It is a very fine premier cru from Nuits-Saint-Georges and proves that finesse can exist in this appellation, even if it’s a good distance from Vosne Romanée.