2009 Domaine Robert Chevillon, Nuits-St.-Georges “Vieilles Vignes” Red Burgundy, France.
The Chevillon 2009’s are really starting to come alive with flavor and texture after a slow start, not surprising as Nuits-St.-Georges usually take a it of time to show their best, but the 2009 Nuits-St.-Georges Old Vines is really turned charming and very interesting, making for a lovely Burgundy with style and class at a fair price. Though the Vieilles Vignes will certainly get more complex over time, I like it for a young terroir wine and would enjoy it anytime with it’s density and earthy character that highlight the place and vintage perfectly. The 2009 Chevillon Nuits-St.-George Vieilles Vignes starts with wilted roses, truffle, forrest floor, spices and tea notes on the nose with a red fruit core leading to a palate of earthy, but ripe raspberry, black cherry and briar fruits with plum and mineral. There is a peppery note and the lingering impression is of a savory and saline focus with a touch of wild strawberry and cranberry fruit. There is a lot going on and lots to love about this Burgundy, and the texture is starting to smooth out and you can see it improving further over the next few years and drink nicely for at least 5-7 years on. Tasted on 3 occasions, latest was 12-15-12.
($65 Est.) 92+ Points, grapelive
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