Intense notes of black berry fruit blended with oaky touches and delicately spiced. Full and fleshy on the palate, the structure of this wine is based on elegant tannins. Very good ageing potential.
Wine Advocate 89 points - A 2006 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Cailles ? originating in a recent Bouchard land acquisition ? displays impressive depth of roast game, with site-typical stony, chalky underpinnings. Tightly-knit and firm in feel, this gets its richness from its carnality, with a nod in the direction of dark berries. The overall impression is somewhat somber and austere, but formidably dense and persistent. I would revisit it in a couple of years, and anticipate its being worth following for several more thereafter. A portion of the fruit for this was not destemmed, an approach taken by Bouchard this year with a number of their grand crus as well. (Dec 2009)