Domaine Robert Chevillon

Les Vaucrains Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.2315 ratings
9.286 pro ratings
Nuits St. Georges, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Sour cherry, underbrush, black pepper, plums. Very savory and tasty. Very good.

Sour cherry, underbrush, black pepper, plums. Very savory and tasty. Very good.

May 21st, 2022
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9.3

The 2017 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Vaucrains 1er Cru has a fresh, tertiary nose with perhaps just a touch of brettanomyces, though it opens nicely with aeration, a pleasant ferrous element coming through. The palate is medium-bodied, taut and fresh, with sappy red berry fruit, fine delineation and a prudent sprinkling of white pepper toward the finish. This is a well-crafted Nuits Saint-Georges with plenty of personality. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2017 tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, January 2022)

The 2017 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Vaucrains 1er Cru has a fresh, tertiary nose with perhaps just a touch of brettanomyces, though it opens nicely with aeration, a pleasant ferrous element coming through. The palate is medium-bodied, taut and fresh, with sappy red berry fruit, fine delineation and a prudent sprinkling of white pepper toward the finish. This is a well-crafted Nuits Saint-Georges with plenty of personality. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2017 tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, January 2022)

Jan 20th, 2022
Aaron Tan

No one got this right in the blind. Yours truly excluded, as I brought the bottle to lunch, but frankly, I wouldn't have identified it too if blinded. The 2017 Chevillon Les Vaucrains was perhaps atypically elegant for the producer and appellation (Chevillon looks a little different out of the blocks from what I remember), but it just goes to show the fallacy of generalization in wine (and the lack of our experience). Games aside, the wine was a great success and perfect with lunch's French fare.

Straight out of the bottle, the nose just hits you with black and blue fruits. Unfurls in the glass with aromas of earth, dark chocolate, smoke, and leather. Pure and precise on the palate, with a fine tannic backbone. The mouthfeel was very plush, which was a nice counterpoint to the strong minerality on the mid-palate. Sappy finish that just goes on and on. What a wine! Goes into the esteeemed category of "power without weight" for me.

No one got this right in the blind. Yours truly excluded, as I brought the bottle to lunch, but frankly, I wouldn't have identified it too if blinded. The 2017 Chevillon Les Vaucrains was perhaps atypically elegant for the producer and appellation (Chevillon looks a little different out of the blocks from what I remember), but it just goes to show the fallacy of generalization in wine (and the lack of our experience). Games aside, the wine was a great success and perfect with lunch's French fare.

Straight out of the bottle, the nose just hits you with black and blue fruits. Unfurls in the glass with aromas of earth, dark chocolate, smoke, and leather. Pure and precise on the palate, with a fine tannic backbone. The mouthfeel was very plush, which was a nice counterpoint to the strong minerality on the mid-palate. Sappy finish that just goes on and on. What a wine! Goes into the esteeemed category of "power without weight" for me.

Dec 1st, 2021
Conrad Green

Almost chambolle-like bright perfume in the nose with lifted red cherry, white flowers, sappy sweet notes. On the palate the earthiness and poised balance roots it in NSG. I love how Chevillon makes wine. The nose is the star.

Almost chambolle-like bright perfume in the nose with lifted red cherry, white flowers, sappy sweet notes. On the palate the earthiness and poised balance roots it in NSG. I love how Chevillon makes wine. The nose is the star.

Jun 23rd, 2021
Paco Suro

Vibrant. Celery root. Yum.

Vibrant. Celery root. Yum.

Jun 16th, 2021
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.6

Not clean. Loads of VA. Air helps.

Not clean. Loads of VA. Air helps.

Aug 4th, 2020
Conrad Green

Deep sexy fruit. Underbrush. Delicious. A little dimple right now but lovely stuff.

Deep sexy fruit. Underbrush. Delicious. A little dimple right now but lovely stuff.

Jun 30th, 2019
Conrad Green

Lovely gnarly fruit. Games with lovely blue fruit. Excellent.

Lovely gnarly fruit. Games with lovely blue fruit. Excellent.

Jan 28th, 2019
Conrad Green

Very dark and lush fruit. Quite brooding with dark saline gnarly blue undertow then bright edges of strawberry. On the finish, long and satisfying with a masculine almost graphite note. This has a future but is good fun now.

Very dark and lush fruit. Quite brooding with dark saline gnarly blue undertow then bright edges of strawberry. On the finish, long and satisfying with a masculine almost graphite note. This has a future but is good fun now.

Jan 5th, 2019
Spencer T. Hess

As good as it gets. 2009 vintage. Grand cru quality and complexity.

As good as it gets. 2009 vintage. Grand cru quality and complexity.

Mar 25th, 2018