In a nutshell:
A luscious and quite powerful Nuits-Saints-Georges from a well regarded vineyard and producer.
The lieu-dit, or vineyard, of Au Bas de Combe sits at the northern end of the appellation just before entering Vosne-Romanée and the wines from here are sometimes thought of as having some of the Vosne character about them. In keeping with the house style winemaker Patrice Cacheux makes this in a rich, ripe style, using new oak during maturation to achieve his desired result. The juicy berry fruit aromas have a slight herbal note which then leads on to the palate where the developed fruit flavours merge deliciously with the supple, soft tannins which linger long in the mouth during the lengthy finish.
When to drink:
A beautiful example of good Côte de Nuits Burgundy which is ready to drink now or ant time up to 2025. Particularly good with duck, pork or game.