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Morey St Denis Les Ruchots Arlaud 2020 (750ML)
"The history of Domaine Arlaud started durng World War II, when Joseph Arlaud (originally from the Ardèche) met and fell in love with Renée Amiot, who came from a historic Burgundian family. Part of the couple’s wedding gifts were parcels of land in the Côtes de Nuits, centered around the top crus of Morey St. Denis and Gevrey-Chambertin. And so Domaine Arlaud was born. Joseph’s son, Hervé Arlaud, took over the estate in 1982 and expanded the domaine with more purchases of prime vineyards, mostly in their home village of Morey St. Denis. Today, the star of the show is Hevré’s son Cyprien, who in the last ten years, has come into his own as one of the most exciting growers in all of France." –Distributor Notes
92-94 Points, Neal Martin, Vinous: "The 2020 Morey-Saint-Denis Les Ruchots 1er Cru has a ripe and quite floral bouquet, mainly black fruit here, briary and a touch of peony. This has more finesse than the Chesaux. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy, ripe opening. Good depth, yet backward compared to others, with just a touch of orange rind and brown spices on the finish. Harmonious from start to finish, give this 4-5 years in bottle." 11/21
91-94 Points, Allen Meadows, Burghound: "Once again there is a lovely sense of freshness and tension suffusing the ripe aromas of plum, violet and dark raspberry that continues onto the rich, caressing and mouth coating flavors that possess unusually good power in the context of what is typical for Ruchots on the long, raspy and firm finale. This too is a wine to buy and forget but it has the potential to be splendid in time." 01/22
94-96 Points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy: "A delightful fresh glowing even mid purple. The bouquet is compelling, far from the deepest or headiest, but with a sense of finesse. The perfume grows steadily to add more volume. There is a magical balance in this wine between the sensuality and the freshness, a finesse in the tannins too." 12/21