($67-$90) Bright full red. Captivating perfume of spicy berries, orange peel and flowers. Silky, dry and classic, with intense, sharply delineated flavors of red berries and spices. Still a bit tightly wound-perhaps this is already closing down in the bottle-but boasts lovely inner-mouth energy, fine tannins and a lingering aftertaste.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2005
Spices, roasted oak, and ripe blackberries can be discerned in the aromatic profile of the sweet, satin-textured 2002 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Chaignots. Sappy textured due to its superb ripeness, this effort displays outstanding elegance and purity. It is exceptionally well-balanced, angle-free, and a great example of a civilized, fruit-forward Nuits-St.-Georges.
Author: Pierre Rovani
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91
An adroit touch of oak spice mixes with earthy, gamy and exuberantly fruity red pinot fruit aromas that lead to velvety, forward, moderately forward flavors that offer lovely finishing sweetness and complexity. This is not particularly concentrated but it's harmonious and very well balanced.