A Night of Nuits

Nicolas's

Tasted March 26, 2013 by Pierre-Yves with 371 views

Introduction

A gathering at Nicolas's for our Wine & Dine session, the theme of the night was Nuits Saint Georges. Very nice cooking (the truffle pearls with egg were amazing, as well as the sous vide pork), and great hospitality as usual.

Flight 1 (6 notes)

White
2001 J.M. Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
89 points
Tasted blind.
Nice rich nose, with some integrated wood, and some lemon, plus a bit of animal character ( slight reduction?) - or something similar that I could not exactly pinpoint.
Quite rich and broad, slightly troubled golden color, and I could detect some not well integrated alcohol. Very well made, and quality material, but somehow does not speak to me.
K. detected an aged Burgundy, I thought it was much younger from a ripe vintage (like 2009).
Red
2007 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
92 points
Similar to previous notes. Elegant and feminine. I really like this wine. It would just need the complexity to be turned up a notch to be a top wine. Delicate, perfumy. To drink now.
Red
2007 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
93 points
So different from Clos de la Marechale 07 drank side by side. Here the nose is much more masculine, with some leather and musc, with pretty dark fruit.
The palate is much more restrained and does not match entirely the expectation of the masculine nose. Such a lovely style, round, very good, with a wonderful wrapping acidity.
Red
2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
94 points
Wow, this is the 2007 with greater intensity. Add a bit more pruney smell to it, but all the same components of the 2007's Vaucrains nose are there.
Very interesting to compare side by side. The 2007 was more linear in terms of intensity, but the 2002 was more like an explosion followed by a soft decline.
Red
2002 Domaine Rion Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos des Argillières France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
86 points
Mmm it suffered the comparison with the Chevillon 02 Vaucrains that was before. It seemed a bit disjoint and did not seemed well balanced. Might have been OK by itself.
Red
2006 Bouchard Père et Fils Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
87 points
Fruity good, no sign of tertiary notes here. More Beaune than Nuits. Not very complex, and definitely on the fruit side right now

Closing

It was very interesting to compare the same vintage from 2 great producers (2007 Cheviillon and Mugnier), further asserting that 2007 is ready, and not overly complex.
It was also my first encounter with Chevillon, and I really like the style and looking forward to drink more of the wines of this producer.

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