"Elegant & Rich": 2018 Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru "Les Crots”
If you remember the old Mission Impossible films… the one with Tom Cruise suspended over a weight-pressured vault with a bead of sweat about to hit the floor and he swiftly catches it with his latex glove.. like a PRO!
That is how we feel today and with Burgundy in general! We may sound like a broken record but it’s becoming harder and harder to find Burgundy at remotely reasonable prices but today we found this. Introducing the 94pt 2018 Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru "Les Crots,” a wine that'll make you jump with glee. If you're on the hunt for top-notch, luxurious Pinot at a fair price, your search ends here, friends. By fair price, we mean 1er Cru Red Burgundy well under $100!!?? Even Louis Latour (who makes wine from this vineyard, and who we love) cannot make that claim (see $100!).
Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur have been honing their winemaking skills since 1596. That's right, these guys have been mastering the art of wine for over 400 years! Yvan Dufouleur and his uncle Xavier are the current owners of this family tradition, ensuring that every bottle bears the mark of their unwavering commitment to quality. They know that greatness begins in the vineyard, so their 28-acre plots are cultivated with natural farming practices and sustainable viticulture.
Now, let's get down to the juicy details of "Les Crots." This 1er Cru gem from the heart of Nuits-Saint-Georges is like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. With an average vine age of 70 years, it's bursting with depth and complexity. The aromas of violets will fill your nose, while the silky and finesse-filled palate takes you on a flavor journey. This wine is ready to drink today, but if you’re patient enough to cellar it for a couple of years, I’m telling you, it will be worth it.
If you’re not yet a Burgundy fanatic, your tour starts here, if you are, you’ve already clicked ;). Wine Critic Robert Parker once said, “Burgundy Pinot Noir is the pinnacle of elegance in the wine world. It has an uncanny ability to express the nuances of terroir. It's a region that wine lovers cannot ignore." We agree.
Just like Robert Parker, we’re in love with Burgundy Pinot Noir! But let me tell you something, thanks to the crazy demand for this region, it's like finding a unicorn to get your hands on a fantastic Pinot deal