International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92($125) Good deep red. Brooding aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, licorice and smoky minerals are reticent but pure, with a chalky nuance emerging with air and carrying through onto the palate. Impressively rich and dense, offering superb depth of fruit with considerable power. The big, spreading tannins saturate the palate. Not finer than the 2007 but chewier and larger-scaled.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2009
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16ÿFresh, black cherry very opulent fruit, with a hint of green stalkiness. Not the most elegant wine but certainly serviceable.Author: Jancis RobinsonIssue: 39974
Burghound | Rating: 93As one would expect, this is much finer and more elegant with notably ripe dark berry and plum fruit that evidences a distinct trace of an earthy spiciness that is also picked up on the round, pure and detailed flavors that are nothing but velvet on the delicious, long and balanced finish. As it always is, this is brimming with buckets of old vine sap. A wine of finesse.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 1st Quarter, 2008
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93The 2006 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Cailles introduces another level of complexity, focus, and concentration from the premier cru bottlings that preceded it in this Chevillon line-up, paralleling the jump in price with which it is assocated. Enveloping yet bright ripe black currant and black raspberry mingle with toasted pecan, cocoa powder, and vanilla. A high-toned, distilled dimension to the fruit adds considerable allure, and a diverse yet largely ineffable range of stony and crystalline mineral suggestions offers counterpoint in the dynamic dialog that ensues, continuing into a long, savory, yet faintly bitter and decidedly chalky finish. I would wait a couple of years and then plan to enjoy this for 6-8 more.Author: David Schildknecht
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 123 bottles owned
- 33 collectors