This looked it’s age and had a very elegant and balanced nose. The vintage came to the fore on the palate with rustic tannin and a little astringency but had a lovely aftertaste. This was quite nice and is drinking pretty well right now.
This was a good bottle of this wine. I have had this several times in the past few months in mixed company so this evening I was excited to have a chance to focus on this wine. I detect a definite orange hugh to the rim. The nose is open and offers orange peel, clove, black licorice and peat. The nose is starting to offer the brambly, tingly quality that mature red burgs have. The palate is firm but softening and I get the sense that this wine is emerging from an adolescent funk. I sense tension between elegance and rusticity on the palate. The fruit is great and almost sweet in one sip and then becomes somewhat hard and angular with the next. This is not Volnay. Still, Chevillon did a great job in '98 and this wine is very nice.
This bottle showed a little more lean than other bottles. It has secondary qualities of earth and good fruit. Notes of spice can be smelled. I think this is a good time to start drinking this wine as it is not showing as much fruit as when it was younger.
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(Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers) Bricked medium red color with pale meniscus; soy sauce, cranberry, green herb nose; mature, tart cranberry, dried cherry, tart raspberry palate; medium-plus finish
(Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers) Medium bricking red color with pale meniscus; nice mature cherry red fruit, strawberry nose; tasty, balanced, maturing, cherry, mineral and iron palate with a core of ripe cherry; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.
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