2012 Chevillon Nuits St Georges Les Vaucrains

2012 Chevillon Nuits St Georges Les Vaucrains

Year: 2012
Appellation: Nuits St Georges 1er
Country: France
International Wine Cellar: 92-94
Burghound Rating: 91-94 Outstanding!
CellarTracker Rating: 91.0
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A very fresh if subdued, even brooding nose features notes of both red and dark currants, game, earth and a hint of humus. There is outstanding size, weight and punch to the big-bodied and very serious flavors that possess fine mid-palate concentration as well as markedly firm tannins on the strikingly long and complex finish. This is very Vaucrains. Burghound 91-94 Outstanding!

Black cherry and rich chocolatey oak on the nose.  Darker in fruit character than the Les Saint-Georges, showing a distinctly musky wildness to its flavors of black raspberry and bitter chocolate.  Hugely ripe and sweet but nicely leavened by ripe, harmonious acidity.  Finishes saline and soil-driven, with serious but sweet tannins to support a graceful evolution in bottle.  I marginally prefer the Saint-Georges and Cailles today for their higher-pitched aromatics but this is a big boy. Tanzer 92-94

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