Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Chaignots" 1999, Robert Chevillon

Like most of the Burgundies featured on this blog I got my pinot-tinted finger nails onto this bottle at the domaine in Nuits-Saint-Georges. When I was handed "le tarif" I was struck that the domaine Robert Chevillon pretty much only vinifies Nuits-Saint-Georges. No dabbling in the Côte-de-Beaune or God-forbid white wines! The Cambridge Bufties were wowed by this wine. Bright and sweet red currant, raspberry and morello cherry on the nose with a halo of cinnamon, dried trompette mushrooms and an inkling of white truffle oil. Delectable finesse on the palate (perhaps not typical for NSG in a robust year like 1999) created by the unfermented fruit sweetness balanced by fresh acidity and a good hit of tannins. Frankly a class above the the NSG 1999 from Jacques Cacheux tasted at the same lunch. Classy wine-making.

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  1. Anonymous12:20 AM

    Just opened one on March 21st, 2009: The only taste it got was cork. Ended in the washbasin after three sips (we kept it for two hours just in case).

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  2. That's too bad. Robert Chevillon's wines are some of the best structured in NSG. Don't blame the wine-maker on this one!

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