Michel Gros makes some of the fanciest reds in our cellar, from appellations like Vosne-Romanée and Chambolle-Musigny. Like many other Burgundian winemakers, he also makes a series of “petits vins” – wines from less exalted zip codes, with earlier drinking windows and friendlier price tags.
Gros’s 2017 Hautes-Côtes de Nuits has drunk well from its arrival a few years ago – a low tannin, accessible vintage that has always been a crowd pleaser. We opened a bottle this week to check and it’s terrific – smooth and approachable but with plenty of precision and vibrant freshness. Look for notes of violets, toast, black cherry, and cassis.
Gros Hautes-Côtes de Nuits 2017
bottle price: $35
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