Domaine Robert Chevillon

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

9.26 ratings
9.32 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
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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
Michael Herzig

Whoa, as Keanu would say. That’s benchmark NSG from the master Chevillon. I love it. Clean, long and true - sometimes great burgundy lets you down, not this time. Worth the cost of admission and a great example of NSG at a good if not peak time.

Whoa, as Keanu would say. That’s benchmark NSG from the master Chevillon. I love it. Clean, long and true - sometimes great burgundy lets you down, not this time. Worth the cost of admission and a great example of NSG at a good if not peak time.

Mar 5th, 2022
Phil Kessling

Young, drinking well but no where in its best place.

Young, drinking well but no where in its best place.

Nov 15th, 2021
Gabriel Ramsey

Gabriel had this a year ago

Gabriel had this a year ago

Feb 6th, 2021
Gabriel Ramsey

Gabriel had this 2 years ago

Gabriel had this 2 years ago

Nov 22nd, 2020