2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon, Nuits-St.-Georges “Les Chaignots” Premier Cru Red Burgundy.
One of the lightest and prettiest of Chevillon’s wonderful lineup of Premier Cru wines for 2010, the subtle and delicate Les Chaignots is the sleeper in the collection with understated perfume, spicy fruit and impressive length and pleasure. This wine is totally rewarding and merits attention as it should gain greatly over the next few years in bottle with detailed strawberry, cherry and tangy plum fruit, peppery spices, mineral tones and truffle notes to go along with refined tannins, lively acidity and wondrous focus. This well crafted Burgundy even drinks well now, though it should be rested for another 3-5 years before all it’s charms come out. The floral and spice hint at licorice and violets, but the most intriguing side of this Chaignot is the super long finish that is slightly at odds with it’s shy character, but gives tantalizing insight into it’s future.
($90-96 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive
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