2017 Domaine Arlaud Morey-St.-Denis Les Ruchots 1er Cru

Year: 2017
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Vinous Media: 92-94
Burghound: 86-89
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$89.95

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"This red unfolds to offer black cherry, blackberry, licorice, violet, toasty and baking spice aromas and flavors. Solidly built, with a dense matrix of tannins. Everything is in the right place. Best from 2021 through 2035. 60 cases imported. -BS" (WS)

"The 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis Les Ruchots 1er Cru is the most fruit-forward of Cyprien Arlaud’s Premier Crus, offering ebullient, juicy wild strawberry, cranberry and just a hint of maraschino cherries. The mineral-driven palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and lighter on its feet than the Aux Chesaux, culminating in a vivid, quite tensile finish. Excellent." (VM)

"A discreet application of wood sets off nicely fresh and layered aromas of black cherry, plum and newly turned earth. Once again there is good energy though not the same density to the middle weight flavors that conclude in a moderately tough and short though not green finish." (BH)

Winery Notes:
Located at the border with Chambolle-Musigny, and directly below grand cru vineyards Clos de Tart and Bonnes Mares. The name ‘Ruchots’ stems from the French “roche,” or rocks. Vines planted in 1955 and 1983. ‘Ruchots’ is the most structured of the Morey-Saint-Denis premier crus, suited for long cellar aging.