2018 David Duband Nuits St Georges Aux Thorey Premier Cru
David Duband is regarded as one of the rising stars of Burgundy. He took over his family domaine at a very young age and now has more than 20 vintages of experience behind him. Starting out with small family holdings David, together with his business partner Francois Feuillet, have added to their portfolio of wines through the purchase of some exceptional old Grand cru vineyards throughout Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis, including prime holdings of retiring vigneron Jacky Truchot.
An exuberantly floral-inflected nose reveals notes of spice, red currant, earth and a whiff of herbal tea. There is terrific punch and delineation to the sleek, intense and stony medium weight flavors that display excellent persistent on the long, serious and well-balanced finale. One to check out.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2018 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Thorey was showing especially well, bursting from the glass with scents of raspberries, plums, dark chocolate, spices and cinnamon, a delicate top note of rose petals emerging as it sits in the glass. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and generous, it's velvety and supple, with lively balancing acids. The Aux Thorey is especially charming this year.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)