2010ChevyPerriers2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon, Nuits-St.-Georges “Les Perrieres” Premier Cru Red Burgundy.
First, Nuits-Saint-Georges is way underrated and the top Premier Cru sites there might be on par with many Grand Cru sites elsewhere in the the Cote d’ Or, Second, This wine is flat out delicious! Even young, even without decanting and without food this fantastic Pinot Noir shines and shows remarkable balance all ready. The 2010 Premier Cru wines from Chevillon are all stunning, but this Les Perrieres is truly magical and special in a way that only pure Burgundy can be with intensity and transparency. This wonderfully flavorful wine shows floral and mineral tones on the nose leading to a palate that unfolds in seamless layers of fruit, spice, mineral and earth that all find a place and that don’t intros on each others charms. There is dried roses, hints of violets, truffle, crushed stones, forest floor notes, licorice and tea spices that play in the background, behind glorious black cherry, plum and briery red berries with touches of currants and apple skin along with a wild strawberry essence. The wood is only present in the round warmth of this masterpiece and frames this young Burgundy to perfection.  Look for amazing evolution over the next 5 to 10 years and lots of pleasure to be sure. I think Les Perrieres is my favorite site in NSG, and the mid 1990’s wines of Henri Gouges remain in my great Burgundy memories of all time, and Chevillon is re-kindling them.
($100-120 Est.) 95 Points, grapelive

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