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Home >> Burgundy - Red >> 2005 Philippe et Vincent Lecheneaut Nuits Saint Georges Les Damodes
2005 Philippe et Vincent Lecheneaut Nuits Saint Georges Les Damodes
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Size=750 ml, RP[93-94]

"The 2005 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Damodes is comprised of two-thirds 1er Cru-rated acreage and one-third from higher-elevation, rocky portions of Damodes, but the quality is 1er Cru so what does it matter? (“Otherwise we’d have two Damodes, and wouldn’t that be complicated for our customers, “ remarks Vincent Lecheneaut.) Due to the drought-prone nature of this site, it has been cropped at an unusually low level, particularly in recent years. The ripeness was so perfect this year that Lencheneauts elected for the first time (just as with their Vosne) to include a sizeable proportion of whole clusters in the fermentation. Wood smoke, graphite and cedar inflect the ripe blackberry and black cherry aromas. The palate exhibits some of the characteristic meatiness and stoniness of northern Nuits-St.-Georges, but with some of the pungent spice, textural refinement, and finesse of Vosne. The stems certainly imparted no bitterness. A richly meaty, chalky, savory, freshly fruited persistence reflects the wine’s effortless, natural concentration, while displaying less extroverted sweetness than most of the Lecheneaut 2005s. I would plan on revisiting this fine value only after three or four years." - David Schildknecht, robertparker.com (Apr 2007)