Bright red-ruby. Cherry, redcurrant, leather and tobacco; offers a noble Nuits-Saint-Georges rusticity. Broad and sweet, with good minerality but a lower pitch than the Perrieres. A bit less open today owing to the later end to the malolactic fermentation. Finishes with substantial chewy tannins and hints of tobacco and leather.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2007
Burghound | Rating: 92
Here the lateness of the malos is in evidence as the nose is almost raw with traces of fermentation aromas and reduction though the medium plus weight flavors are detailed, racy and offer more minerality than usual. I tried this from several different barrels, including one from a new barrel that was further developed and the material is impressive and it's possible that my score could be conservative.
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 1st Quarter, 2007
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92
The 2005 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Roncieres offers a fascinating Cabernet Franc-like hint of machine oil along with ripe red cherry, tobacco, cedar, and wood smoke in the nose. Clean, sweet, bright fruit makes for an intense and refreshing palate impression and the finish introduces carnal notes, faint bitterness of herbal concentrate, persistent ripe red fruit with invigorating tart fruit skin notes, and a hint of new wood that Chevillon says is there because this wine was so late to go through malo and to be racked out of its initial one-third new wood and into older barrels.