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2005 Domaine de Montille Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos des Grands Vignes
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88-90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2007

(80% whole clusters; 20% new oak) Medium red-ruby. Redcurrant, blackberry, flowers, licorice, spices and herbs on the nose. Rich flavors of plum and spice. Less fat than the Rugiens that preceded it but not a rustic style of Nuits. Finishes fairly rich, and a bit marked by the oak. Domaine de Montille sold this monopole (which was part of the Thomas-Moillard purchase) to the Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet prior to the 2006 harvest, so this 2005 will be the only bottling under the Montille label.

90-91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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