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2006 - Domaine Lecheneaut, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers
- Cote de Nuits
- 89 DS
The Lecheneaut 2006 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Pruliers features cooked cherry and black raspberry fruit tinged with brown spices and wood smoke. Predictably broader and softer than the corresponding Les Damodes, its finishing notes of fruit pit offer some counterpoint to sheer sweetness of juicy, ripe fruit. A slight hint of heat creeps into the finish here, even though we aren't far over 13% alcohol. This needs to gain further complexity to be really outstanding, but it will certainly offer a lot of pleasure for at least the next 5-6 years. Vincent and Philippe Lecheneaut report having ended up with higher potential alcohol in their 2006 fruit than in 2005 – though not, they hasten to add, equally ripe flavors – and having accordingly performed scarcely any chaptalization, so that only a few of the wines finished at over 13%. The regimen of new wood was essentially unchanged from 2005, which I think worked to the disadvantage of a number of these 2006s, wines that – while very well made, and in some instances distinguished – suffer considerably by comparison with their immediate predecessors.