The 2016 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Bousselots has a similar fruit profile to the Chaignots, albeit with a little more horsepower and the fruit a tad darker. The palate is very well balanced with impressive concentration and focus. The acidity is well judged, and there is a gorgeous seam of blood orange and spice that runs through the long, quite intense finish. This has a lot of potential, certainly one of the best Bousselots that I have tasted from this address in recent years. (NM)
Bright red-ruby. Pure, vibrant aromas of black raspberry and boysenberry are lifted by a whiff of violet. More discreet in the mouth than the Chaignots but with its imploded dark fruit flavors accented by high-pitched florality. Finishes pristine, firmly tannic and long, with a restrained sweetness and a sappy juicy quality. (ST)
An airy, cool and admirably pure nose is composed by notes of the essence of red currant, spice and a touch of earth, all of which is trimmed in just enough wood to notice. Once again there is terrific punch and detail to the restrained medium-bodied flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the lingering finish that is shaped by a firm tannic spine. This is a relatively refined Nuits but it's a Nuits all the same, which is to say that it's less rustic than most of the wines in the range.
Like the Chaignots, the Bousselots hails from the Vosne side of Nuits and it reveals similar fruit tones of cassis and wild berries, mingling with notes of smoked duck, incense and well-judged new oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, rich, sapid and nicely complete, its ample chassis of tannin cloaked in a sweet core of fruit. (WK)
The Bousselots 2016 is again, quite black fruity this year, as well as very sappy and pure. The bouquet delivers a superb blend of cherries, dark berries, dark chocolate, woodsmoke, violets, complex soil tones and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very elegant on the attack, with a sappy core, ripe tannins and excellent length and grip on the very well-balanced finish. Fine, fine juice. 2023-2065.
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