The 2017 Nuits Saint-Georges Aux Thorey 1er Cru has two-thirds whole cluster fruit and matures in 40% new oak. It has a refined and quite backward bouquet that demands encouragement, light sous-bois and crushed limestone scents percolating through the red berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit. A firm grip in the mouth with a light oyster shell influence defining what is a very detailed and persistent finish. Very good potential here - superb.
92-94 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (Jan 2019)
Two-thirds whole clusters here, adding fragrant lift to the earthier assortment of red fruit and spices with a wealth of fresh, sleeve-like tannins and a smoky twist to the finish. Very approachable, very plush and very even. Drink in the next six to eight years.
92-93 points, James Suckling (Feb 2019)