Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Nuits Saint Georges Aux Thorey 2013

Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Nuits Saint Georges Aux Thorey 2013

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This small domaine comprised of under 14 acres is run by winemaker Sebastien Cathiard, son of Sylvain Cathiard, doing both the vineyard work and vinification. Cathiard and his wife continue to advise their son when needed. The original family domaine was established by Sylvain's grandfather in the 1930s and then maintained by Sylvain's father from 1969 until 1985, when Sylvain became involved. The following year, Sylvain set up his own domaine with parcels of vines rented from his father and other vignerons, before taking on his father's original vineyards. Based in Vosne, his vineyards span Vosne-Romanee, Nuits-St.-Georges and Chambolle-Musigny, and a tiny parcel in Romanee-St.-Vivant. All of the vineyard work is done meticulously by hand by the family, and they follow a hands-off, non-interventionist approach to winemaking. The grapes are 100% de-stemmed and the premier crus see 40-75% new oak.This Premier Cru aux Thorey is made from 59 year old vines in a .43 hectare parcel.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
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Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Aux Thorey, which is matured in 80% new oak, has a very seductive, nicely defined bouquet with strawberry and cranberry scents combining with cold limestone aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with confit red berry fruit on the entry, fine structure with a gentle grip on the marine influenced finish. This is a very fine Aux Thorey, although it would have been enhanced with say, 50% new oak rather than 80%.

Neal Martin, January 2015
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BurghoundA softly spicy and broad-ranging nose displays notes of earth, plum, cassis and a hint of smoke. Here too there is a relatively fine grain to the supporting tannins that impart a refined feeling to the delicious and detailed middle weight flavors that possess a lovely vibrancy on the ever-so-mildly austere finale. I like the balance and this should be attractive young if desired. 89-91

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