Community Tasting Notes (30) Avg Score: 92.0 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 ��

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Give it an hour and it is ready to go. Great balance, vg finish, nice mouthfeel.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Excellant, full, fruity and funky (in a really good way). Drinking well with a brief decant.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Tannic, somewhat closed, classic Cailles licorice and tar. Concentration belies the vintage, opened too soon.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Pop and pour... half bottle next day. This wine never woke up. It was surprisingly reduced and closed for business. I would have thought Chevillon+2007 would have been pretty good at this young age. I love Chevillon and Cailles so I have plenty of confidence it its future. SIT on 'em, for now.

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  • This wine was opened and poured. It showed well with black cherry, earth, mineral, sap and floral notes. The color is a medium ruby that is correct for the wines age. the medium bodied palate shows subtle tannins and acidity on the medium length finish. This should improve with 3 to 4 years of additional bottle age.

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  • The Greatest Pig Roast Ever?? (Chicagoland): Sappy red fruits, spice, and some floral characteristics. Firm fruits on the palate, great spice throughout. Medium body and medium plus finish. Nice texture to the wine. Lots of backbone.

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  • Most of the 2007 Chevillon Premier Crus (Vin Vino, Palo Alto): The earthiest nose of the bunch, which rapidly unfolds with gorgeous complexity that makes it difficult to isolate different elements of the fruit. Enveloping, subtle, damp earth on the palate. Tannins less obvious here and the acidity arrives very late. Great feel in that it is already seductive and lacy. Smoke and scorched earth come out with more time. By time I finished, it was still following a trajectory of increasing roundness and complexity. My favorite wine today without question. In so many ways, quintessential Burgundy with a marvelous future.

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  • From barrel at the Domaine. A very big wine. Concentrated dark fruits with refreshing acidity and a great mineral core. Very nice length.

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