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Community Tasting Notes (8) Avg Score: 91.7 points

  • Much more approachable than the Les Cailles

    Nowhere near the refinement of the 2002 at the same age

    Berry aromas and on the palate, firm structure and persistency

    Still a bit tight -- hopefully with age this develops some more character and mouthfeel

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  • Opened and poured, this wine gave a more harmonious showing overall than a bottle tasted in 2009. The does remain youthful dense and brooding on the palate and bouquet. The wine gives a rather dense, muscular showing with its black fruits, spice and earth notes. Although more harmonious on this showing, this does seem little evolved otherwise since the experience with this wine. This will benefit from additional age and as previously noted this bottle provides a nice contrast to the 2005 Chevillon "Cailles".

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  • In a Vaucrains vertical of 06, 05 and 03 at VVW. Beautiful balanced nose, berry and minerals. Closed up and tight, with incredible dry extract on the palate. Tart, spicey and LONG finish, with some drying tannins but lots of juiciness and flavor recurrence. Fantastic with lots of potential, but too young to drink a full bottle now as it would be wasted. . .but great to taste.

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  • Robert Chevillon - Nuit-Saint-Georges "Les Vaucrains" Mini-Vertical (Vin Vino Wine, Palo Alto, CA): Tight nose to start, some dark cherry and fig peeking through, opened up with time in the glass. Nice bright tart cherry fruit on the palate, iron and rock, layered with depth. Slightly drying finish but not as tannic or closed as I expected. Very good and will improve.

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  • This wine is opened and poured. It can be best described as showing multiple personalities. Over the course of the evening the wine continues to evolve, devolve and change. Initially this wine was forward and perfumed on the bouquet, but backwards, tannic and tart on the palate. Airing caused the perfumed elements to retreat to the background and bring out brooding, dark aromatics while the palate became more approachable and even velvety in texture. The transformations of the wine were not linear however, at times both the aromatics and palate retreated to a more stern personality. All the components are here for the wine to age very well. This wine places an emphasis on structure and power compared to the '05 Chevillon "Cailles" that showed a more pretty and elegant personality. This is outstanding but a few more years of bottle age should benefit this wine and smooth out all of the elements currently going on.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2007, IWC Issue #131, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/4/2010, (See more on 93 points

    (Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains) Dark red violet color; baking spice, baked berry, black cherry, chocolate nose; tight, muscular, sweet, firm tannins, baking spice, tart raspberry, black raspberry palate; medium-plus finish

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