Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits Saint Georges "Les Chaignots" 1er Cru 2017
(Burgundy, France) - [RP 90-93] [BH 90-92] [AG 91]
Regular price $155.00 Sale price $129.99 Save $25.01
Notes from the Winemaker:
Chaignots comes from the old French word "Chasne", which gave the modern word "chesne" then "chene" (oak in modern French), with the Burgundy suffix "ot". Place where oaks grow.
North part of the vineyard, in Nuits-Saint-Georges territory; exposure: east; altitude: 260/280 metres; surface: 5 ha 86; slope: 8 to 20
Tasting NotesSustained colour.
Complex, intensely aromatic richness to the nose. Fruity nuances evolve towards soft floral scents.
With ageing, balsamic, venison, musk and liquorice notes complete a fine, subtle and distinguished aromatic range.
Ratings & Reviews
90-93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2017 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Chaignots is superb, bursting with expressive aromas of cherries, violets, bergamot and grilled squab. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, velvety and supple with a layered core that entirely cloaks its fine structuring tannins in succulent fruit. This is an elegant, open-knit Chaignots which will offer a broad drinking window." - William Kelley (31st Jan 2019)
90-92 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"The proximity to the southern side of Vosne is in evidence as here the expressive nose of pure red and dark berry scents cut with warm earth is quite spicy. In the same fashion as the nose, there is a lovely texture to the lightly mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that evidence both fine depth and length. I like the balance and there is enough stuffing that this could be approached early but it should also have no trouble amply repay mid-term cellaring." - (Jan 10, 2019)
91 Points - Vinous:
"The 2017 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Chaignots 1er Cru has a very well defined, floral bouquet of seductive, elegant red cherry and crushed strawberry aromas, a level up from the Village Cru. The pure, poised palate is medium-bodied, with fine-grained tannin and a light spicy note toward the elegant finish. It reminds me of Mugneret-Gibourg, which is no bad thing in my book." Neal Martin - (Jan 2019)