My dear friend Collector 1855 recommended this wine to me... And as I ended up in the same great restaurant in Beaune ordering wine was a no-brainer. Dark ruby color. First pretty closed but opened up significantly over the course of the meal. Very elegant and complex nose of sweet crushed flowers (violets, roses), red berries (strawberries, raspberries) as well as some dark cherries and minerality. On the palate there are additional notes of licorice, but again beautiful notes of flowers, mainly red fruits and some graphite. It's medium-full bodied with stunning density and concentration, but a very weightless overall appearance (something only top-notch Burgundy can provide). It has medium-high acidity and medium+ tannin that is amazingly silky. Breath-taking length. An absolutely gorgeous Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru that drinks like pure silk. There will probably be much more aromatic complexity in a few years but right now it's the textural finesse and elegance that is super impressive. A fantastic wine!
A fantastic wine, the St.Georges is always the best of Chevillon's NSGs but also the most difficult to find. Dark ruby. Initially reductive and closed, after 1h decanting opening up. Concentrated aromas of red fruit and bilberry with flowers and earthy notes, deep complex and lip-smacking sappy. This is more serious and structured than the flamboyant 09. Now that 09 has the upper hand but in 5 years? In any case, as I wrote before, this is one of the best Burgundies money can buy in the high quality segment. Easily challenges many Grand Crus. Best after 2016. 95+