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 Vintage2007 Label 1 of 4 
TypeRed
ProducerDomaine Robert Chevillon (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
Designationn/a
VineyardLes Cailles
CountryFrance
RegionBurgundy
SubRegionCôte de Nuits
AppellationNuits St. Georges 1er Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2026 (based on 9 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Les Cailles on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 92 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 35 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by DougLee on 5/9/2015 & rated 92 points: My first introduction to this domaine several years ago and still a favorite. Popped and poured. Darker ruby hue. Nose of damp cellar, forest floor, anise, raspberry, violets, stone. Cool blue fruits on the smooth but concentrated palate with anise, blackberry, and ferrous notes thrown in. Glycerin-like quality to the palate contrasting with NSG rocks and iron. Driving acidity and serious tannins leading to a long finish of dark berry, iron flecks, and sweet grip. Keeps getting better and likely to do so for years. (642 views)
 Tasted by galenico on 2/5/2015 & rated 89 points: Vino diverso dagli altri cru e altre annate già bevute di Chevillon, qui purtroppo l' annata difficile emerge, in un vino molto profumato da subito, invitante. Frutto rosso immerso nella terra e grande ariosità, ma la bocca non è a livello dei grandi Chevillon.
Manca la maturità fenolica in un vino che è un pochino scomposto tra il tannino ruvido, le note vegetali leggermente acerbe e un finale più dolce in cui il legno è ancora presente.
Bevuta piacevole, ma non ai vertici. (1218 views)
 Tasted by western on 12/29/2014 & rated 93 points: What a Vigneron! For 07 this wine is FANTASTIC and certainly needs at least another 5/10 yrs to reach it's straps. Young and full of vigor with all ingredients for a great future. Chevillon is the superstar of NSG �� (1255 views)
 Tasted by rosenst1 on 6/1/2014 & rated 89 points: Perfect cork; Medium red. Light airy nose of iron, spice. Smooth on the palate with no rough edges, almost delicate, something I never have described Chevillon NSGs as. With more air this does develop more intensity but still, drink up. (1960 views)
 Tasted by sunnylea57 on 5/4/2014 & rated 94 points: Ready for business. Shimmering ruby. Cherry, strawberry, rose, a bit of liquorice, leather, wet earth, and a zingy streak of minerals with prominent iron - like licking an iron pipe, which I discovered is far more pleasurable than one might imagine. Absolutely delicious. (1881 views)
 Tasted by mattyboy_ on 1/6/2014 & rated 93 points: Previous TN is a good descriptor. Hits its stride around the 1 hr mark - very pretty and one of the most elegant wines I've had from NSG. Well made wines from this vintage are already accessible and drinking well. (2296 views)
 Tasted by Edclr on 10/24/2013: Give it an hour and it is ready to go. Great balance, vg finish, nice mouthfeel. (2347 views)
 Tasted by drwine2001 on 10/13/2013: Medium red center, perfectly clear. Red and black fruit, then increasing green tones dominated by fennel. Lighter weight with prominent but not offensive acidity. Mixed fruit, anise, earth, and with time, more flesh and cocoa. Very pretty wine for its clarity and vibrant nature rather than any profound concentration or great depth. It also wears its origins well. (2303 views)
 Tasted by Michael Davidson on 10/1/2013: Curious nose - blind I would've called it a Faury St Joseph. Blood and iron.

The palate is clearly pinot. Nice spiciness, medium weight but good concentration and length.

Really delicious. Not sure it's at peak, but certainly enjoyable now. (1684 views)
 Tasted by sehill on 9/21/2013 & rated 92 points: Opened and poured, this wine gave an excellent showing. On this occasion the wine seems more complete and expressive than prior experiences with this wine. This was tasted side by side with the 2007 Chevillon, "Les Saint-Georges". Both gave excellent showings with the "Les Saint-Georges" displaying a slightly more density and richness to the fruit. At this stage the "Les Cailles" shows a combination of youthful and maturing notes. This seems to at or around its peak. (1695 views)
 Tasted by pclin on 9/19/2013 & rated 92 points: Surprisingly shows some aging in color, light brick on the edge. Very good nose. Floral and intense. Notes of violet, wet earth, spice and strawberry. Slightly more red fruit dominant, fresh acidity level. Label indicated 13.5% alcohol with slight warmth at finish. Decent length and complexity. Approachable now with plenty of life ahead. Shows better balance on 2nd day, acidity calms down, smooth and round tannins comes through. Upgrade the score. Buy more? Maybe. 90-92 pts. (1509 views)
 Tasted by willthethrill on 7/21/2013 & rated 93 points: Lovely Nuit St. George. Soft sweet berries. I agree with the CT writer who says "remarkably graceful, elegant and polished for Nuits St. Georges."AB Vintners rec. (1477 views)
 Tasted by BobJohnson1 on 3/11/2013: Excellant, full, fruity and funky (in a really good way). Drinking well with a brief decant. (1670 views)
 Tasted by drwine2001 on 2/17/2013: Even medium ruby. Reticent aromatics. Light to medium weight but certainly not slight. Beautiful poise and balance with a mixture of red and black fruit, licorice and earth tones with fine balancing acidity. Remarkably graceful, elegant and polished for Nuits St. Georges. "Seductive" is an adjective that hardly ever comes to mind with this commune but was a good descriptor here. No problem whatsoever in opening a bottle now, but its impeccable balance should easily carry it for another 7 to 10 years. (1752 views)
 Tasted by Edclr on 11/4/2012 & rated 92 points: Not yet ready, but still very pleasant after an hour open. Great acidity, beautifully balanced, fruit still a bit hidden but starting to evolve. I think these 07's are going to drink way before the 05-06-08-09's. This is already starting to show it's stuff. (2035 views)
 Tasted by DougLee on 9/12/2012 & rated 91 points: Popped and poured. Dark ruby. Nose of iron and soil with black raspberry and plum notes. Muscular structure of mineral and licorice laced with sleek black fruit and star anise. Potent acidity and stern tannins, but the fruit is ample and almost juicy on the long, ringing finish. Always a favorite, this wine will age for quite some years yet. (2209 views)
 Tasted by Merzbow on 6/21/2012 & rated 92 points: Tannic, somewhat closed, classic Cailles licorice and tar. Concentration belies the vintage, opened too soon. (2401 views)
 Tasted by Diane (LI) on 5/18/2012: I was anxious to check a 2007
Burg. I can't say I was disappointed, but there is something about this vintage that doesn't envelop me. A bit of reduction at first. The nose is bramble, tea, and pomegranate. The palate mirrors the nose. A nice finish. If low toned is an expression, then that is what I would use. (1827 views)
 Tasted by DougLee on 5/13/2012 & rated 91 points: Found more of this at a very reasonable price and went for it. Popped and poured. Dark ruby, almost purple. Nose took some swirling to unleash but eventually gave off scents of plum, raspberry, flint, earth, and brambles. Palate had smoky plum and sweet raspberry notes with spices and anise also. Acidity and tannins were ample but subsumed beneath primary fruit exuberance. Finish was long and marked by iron, mineral, and dark fruits. Perhaps beginning to shut down a bit but still a great drink. Hold on the rest of the stash for 3 to 5 years. (1803 views)
 Tasted by sehill on 5/8/2012 & rated 91 points: Opened and poured, this wine gives a similar showing to previous experiences with this wine. This does require about 30 minutes of airing to show its best. The wine begins somewhat lean and unbalanced. Airing brings harmony and completeness to the wine with complex aromatics and a lengthy finish. This will most likely require a few more years of bottle age to give its most compelling showing. (1773 views)
 Tasted by DougLee on 4/14/2012 & rated 92 points: Something about this wine made me go right out and purchase several more bottles after a first taste 2 months ago. Opened and aired in the glass for 30 mintues. Darker ruby hue. Fragrant, vinous nose of blueberry, raspberry, Pekoe, iodine, forest floor. Youthfully-charged layers of smoky black plum and raspberry fruit with a little bit of tartness on the palate mixed with iron, mineral, brambles, and oolong notes. Strong tannic structure smoothed by abundant primary fruit and balanced by energizing acidity. Finish was a recurring wave of rich, vivacious blue fruit gripped by earth and mineral, inviting another sip. Lots of capacity for aging but pretty darn delicious right now. (1682 views)
 Tasted by DougLee on 2/18/2012 & rated 92 points: Popped and poured, then consumed over about 3 hours. Bright ruby color. Nose of mulberry, black plum, dark spices, earth, forest floor. Muscular but almost juicy layers of black raspberry and smoky black plum on the palate with notes of game, brambles, and iron. Fresh and tart with acidity; tannins stern but nicely balanced by loads of primary fruit. Long, ringing finish of grippy dark fruit and minerals. Really excellent and full of life. Could age for years but drinking so well now it would be a shame to miss this exuberant phase. (1794 views)
 Tasted by liteagilis on 2/8/2012 & rated 93 points: Was pretty much blown away by this wine in this vintage. bought it because I thought it would show well (or as well as it was going to) early on. Nose is RIPE. Like beautiful ripe red fruits and smoky herbal Burgundy underneath. Color was quite light. Body is quite medium but perfectly ripe. Fruit is there and more than enough to stand up to all the acid. Tannins are quite soft for the appellation. Beautiful drink now and will hold several years but I'd drink up in the next five or so. Killer if you get it for less than $60. (2089 views)
 Tasted by 1020am on 1/23/2012 & rated 92 points: This was awesome. Fruits, herbs, and oak on the nose.

Delicious complexity and balance. Refreshing tannins. Round and soft but with firm structure. I want more. (1954 views)
 Tasted by sadoian on 1/23/2012 & rated 93 points: I could drink a lot of this wine. Stupid earthy on the nose, lots of dirt, mushrooms, crushed leaves, etc. The wine seemed to show its age very well, lighter red/brick in color, with a rather powerful nose. The wine drank excellently, medium bodied with a great balance between soft tannins and fresh acidity. Finish lasted quite a bit longer than the other Burgundies tasted next to it. Definitely something I would buy more of in the future. (1810 views)
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (3/4/2013)
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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2010, IWC Issue #149
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By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Jan/Feb 2010, Issue #25, Reloading the 2007 Red Burgundies- Still Captivating in Bottle?
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
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The World of Fine Wine, March 2009, Issue #23
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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2009, IWC Issue #143
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By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Jan/Feb 2009, Issue #19, The 2007 Burgundy Vintage: Delightful Reds and Brilliant Whites
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Domaine Robert Chevillon

Producer website

The adventure started with Symphorien Chevillon who started working approximately thirty acres of vines at Nuits-Saint-Georges in his own name.
Then, Eugène-François (around 1914), following 2 years of military service and 5 years of war, took over the domain and bought a few plots as Premier Cru.
In 1946, the vines were taken over by the 2 sons (they separated later on).
Maurice bought 2 stills (39) and (46) and became an itinerant distiller. He continued to expand the Domain by buying new plots of Premier Cru.

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

Les Cailles

On weinlagen-info

France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Burgundy

Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Burgundy Report |
Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker

Côte de Nuits

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Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru

A.O.C. Nuits-Saint-Georges (Syndicat Viticole de Nuits-Saint-Georges)

 
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