had over two nights, interestingly when popped this wine tasted dilute, but about three hours later it was coming into its own and had med body and both solid fruit (midway btwn red and darker fruit) and some really interesting secondary flavors, i got some rubber ball, some bitters, some oak spice and perhaps a touch of smoke from time to time… bitters were noticeable over both nights, night two the wine was slightly less enjoyable but still very good… solid performance but no rapture here for now, feels like aging will help, almost found the secondary stuff to be reminiscent of stemmy (don't know if Chevillon uses much stem in his wines)
Was shocked at how open and accessible this was tonight. Gorgeous, dense, dark red fruit up front with a good acidic core. The finish is subtle, but intense and hypnotic...the tannins lurking but not biting. Yes.
This is really outstanding, but young and in a slightly awkward stage currently. The nose is beautiful with cherry, raspberry, anise, fennel, violet, and an earthy, mushroomy undertone. The palate is initially disjointed with the robust tannins taking a forward role. With air the palate does blossom and come more into balance over about 90 min in the decanter. The tannins are still prevalent then, but more manageable. I suspect that this will be outstanding in 5-6 more years and will drink really well for 10 more after that.
Coravin Pull #1 - medium purple in color but fairly translucent. Initial nose of dark black and blue fruit along with some spice. Really opening up after 15-20 minutes in the glass and is quite intoxicating. In the mouth it is very bright and alive with some grip that I imagine will smooth out with even more time. This is great now but should be even better with more time. Had to edit here because the last few sips of this glass were fantastic...It just has a little grip on it that I bet goes away in a few more years...so glad to try a glass now. I just hope the coravin really works!
Opened and poured, the wine benefited from airing. Initially the wines shows reticent aromatics of spice, earth and dark fruits. The aromatics develop with airings, becoming expressive and nuanced. The color is a muted dark ruby that is appropriate for the wines age. The medium (full) bodied palate initially shows some density and structure that gives a way to sense of harmony and balance. This drinks well now about 30 minutes after opening and this bottle suggest that wine will benefit from additional bottle age.
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(Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains) Dark cherry red color; a little reduction, tart red fruit nose; tart red fruit, mineral palate with a little reduction and hint of cinnamon, medium acidity; medium-plus finish 89+ points
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