The 2016 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Pruliers 1er Cru is showing a lot of reduction on the nose, but that clears away nicely to reveal copious black cherries, boysenberry and crushed violet aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannins, fine grip and delivering a solid mass of red fruit on the slightly confit finish. There is plenty of substance in situ, but it needs to counterbalance that with finesse and terroir expression. Give it 4-6 years in bottle to tame the brutish side. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2045