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Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru
92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Outer quote mark A return to classicism after the hail-impacted 2018, Mugnier's 2019 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale is showing beautifully, mingling aromas of cherries and cassis with hints of warm spices, loamy soil and subtle suggestions of the carnal. Medium to full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, it's deep and concentrated, with elegantly chalky tannins and bright girdling acids. This tasting with Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier was one of the high points of three months of visits along the Côte d'Or, and the domaine's exquisite 2019 Musigny might just be the wine I covet the most of all those reviewed in this report. The wry and philosophical Mugnier feels that his 2018s—revisited here in bottle—show the stress the vines experienced during the growing season, whereas the 2019s are more irenic. "Depth with joyousness" was how he put it, and I certainly shan't dissent from that characterization of these thrilling, emotion-inducing wines. Combining striking aromatic range, textural sumptuousness and vibrant, mouthwatering freshness, Mugnier's 2019s number among the vintage's very finest wines, and readers should spare neither effort nor expense in acquiring a few bottles if they possibly can. (WK) Inner quote mark (1/2021)
92 points Decanter
Outer quote mark This vineyard is a monopole of nearly 10ha in Premeaux-Prissey, at the very bottom of the Côte, just before Comblanchien. Although this section has a reputation for rustic wines, Frédéric Mugnier’s winemaking has worked wonders here, with the destemmed fruit and gentle extraction producing a wine with an almost ethereal fruit, and just a hint of 'good bitterness'. Marvellously complex and capable of ageing. Drinking Window 2024 - 2039. (CC) Inner quote mark (10/2020)
90-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound
Outer quote mark This too is wonderfully fresh with its array of red raspberry, violet and warm earth where the latter element is reflected by the sleek, delineated and attractively textured medium-bodied flavors that possess a touch of youthful austerity. This is more firmly structured and should age accordingly. Inner quote mark (1/2021)
Created in 1863, this is a family estate run from the Château de Chambolle-Musigny. This was initially a 4-hectare Chambolle domaine but since Frédéric took back the family’s old Nuits St-Georges Monopole, Clos de la Maréchale, from Faiveley in 2004, the Domaine has increased to 13 hectares. The aim is to produce wines that are each representative of their respective terroir and vintage, while at the same time having their individual character, wines of harmony and sincerity. This is achieved by eliminating weed-killers and industrial fertilisers in the vineyard; neither of these have been used for 10 years, whilst in the cellars all processes that traumatise the wine, over extraction, for example, or excessive woodiness, are limited to a minimum. To allow each terroir to express itself, the wine making is excatly the same for all of the wines. These are sensual, stylish Burgundies of great finesse.
Inhabiting the bottom end of the northern half of the Côte d’Or, Nuits-St-Georges is a busy, market-driven town and home to many of Burgundy’s negociants. It is also the largest town in the Côte d’Or after Beaune and contributes "nuits" to the name of Côte de Nuits (i.e., the northern half of the Côte d’Or).
The appellation itself is divided into two parts, where in the north it directly borders Vosne-Romanée, the southerly end is the commune of Prémeaux. There are no Grands Crus in this village, though it does have a large number of Premiers Crus.
The best Nuits-St-Georges Pinot Noir are layered with cherry, plum, underbrush and sandalwood. The fruit is sweet, the wine energetic, and the finish long and lush.
LouElla is Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop, bar, and event space offering curated wine, craft beer, and fortified selections from family operated producers. The business takes its name and mission from owner and proprietor Campbell Davis's Great Aunt LouElla who was much beloved for her warmth, hospitality, and generous spirit. Whether we are serving you at the bar or helping you pick that perfect bottle to host your celebration, our mission is to share LouElla's hospitality with the community.
Owner & Manager
For Cam Davis, LouElla is the culmination of more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality and beverage industry. Cam has successfully managed some of Durham’s finest locally and nationally recognized establishments, including Hutchin's Garage, Guglhupf, Rue Cler, and Durham Catering Company. He brings a wealth of wine and beverage knowledge, not only from his extensive restaurant experience, but also from his tenure as Durham Sales Manager for wine distributor Bordeaux, Fine and Rare.
316 West Geer St, Suite A, Durham, NC 27701
Tue. - Thu. 11am - 9pm
Fri. & Sat. 11am - 10pm
Sun. 11am - 8pm