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International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 167
Deep red-ruby. Blackberry, bitter chocolate and mint on the nose; classic Vaucrains. A liquid confection in the mouth: silky, ripe and sweet, with dark berry flavors complicated by livelier red cherry, mint and orange zest. This makes the Roncieres look almost chunky by comparison. Finishes very suave, broad and seriously structured, with sweet tannins spreading out to saturate the palate. Really wonderful depth of fruit and power here.
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Author: Antonio Galloni
The 2010 Nuits St. Georges Les Vaucrains is one of the more delicate wines next to some of the other 2010s. It shows gorgeous fleshiness in its layers of dark red fruit, spices and flowers. The Vaucrains is all about textural elegance and volume. The sensual finish makes this very hard to spit. Today the Vaucrains comes across as silkier and more finessed than the St. Georges, suggesting it may come around a bit earlier. That may also just be wishful thinking on my part. We will see. This is another breathtaking wine from the Chevillon brothers.
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 08/20/2013
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