Nuits St Georges, Les Cailles, 1er Cru
Robert Chevillon

Nuits St Georges, Les Cailles, 1er Cru,

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Robert Chevillon, Nuits St Georges, Les Cailles, 1er Cru, 2008

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Robert Chevillon, Nuits St Georges, Les Cailles, 1er Cru, 2008

From some of the oldest vines on the estate averaging over 60 years old, this is a total beauty; fragrant, gentle cherry blossom scents lead to a precise, sensual palate. Touches of violet, rose, plum and cherry with a deep minerality and concentration of flavour. There is great strength here but it is delivered in very smooth and genteel way; fabulous.

ABV:
13.5%
91-94/100
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
(racked in July) Deep, bright red. Superripe, complex nose melds berries, violet, damp earth and a whiff of balsamic vinegar. Wonderfully silky and suave on entry, then spicy and pure in the middle, with a very fresh black cherry flavor dominating underlying earth and floral notes. This spreads out impressively on the back end, with broad tannins saturating the palate.
Date Reviewed:
03/2010

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France
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Burgundy
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Robert Chevillon

Robert Chevillon

Robert’s two sons, Bertrand and Denis, now look after the winemaking and viticulture respectively. Their vineyards stretch from the far south side of Nuits St-Georges to the very north side next to Vosne-Romanée. All of the wines demonstrate harmony, ripe fruit and structure thanks to both hard work in the vineyard by Denis (who insists on low yields and a strict grape selection) and to a fermentation and barrique elevage carefully controlled by Bertrand. There are no frills or careful secrets here, the crop is destalked, fermented and agedin in a maximum of one third new oak for the top crus. These wines are the product of terroir-knowledge and hard, hands-on, work. It is a great compliment to them both that their wines are so balanced yet still maintain the individuality and character that emanates from their terroir. The vineyards south of Nuits (Pruliers and Vaucrains) tend to have more muscle and drive while those nearer Vosne, such as the Chaignots, verge more on elegance and silkiness.

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