A 2006 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Perrieres - as with other wines in this collection, very much following a site-typical pattern - offers both a brighter berry fruit (suggesting black raspberry and Maine blueberry) and a more overt sense of minerality (suggestions of chalk and crushed stone) than its predecessors in the present Chevillon line-up. The firmness of tannin here results in a faint hint of drying and abrasion in the finish, however, which I am inclined to suspect might be a temporary post-bottling (encompassing - at this address - post-filtration) phenomenon. This needs re-assessment in 2010 if one is to more securely prognosticate about its further bottle evolution, although as noted in introducing this collection, the track record chez Chevillon - very much including that of this wine - is formidable.
Author: David Schildknecht
Burghound | Rating: 91
A wonderfully elegant and notably refined mineral-suffused red pinot and earth nose complements the pure and stylish middle weight flavors that are supple yet detailed on the impeccably well-balanced and persistent finish. A wine of harmony of finesse.
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 1st Quarter, 2008
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90
Bright red-ruby. Slightly liqueur-like aromas of cassis and blueberry. Then juicy and pungent in the mouth, with lovely crisp acidity and flinty minerality leavening the wine's very ripe fruit flavors. Still, this comes across as a rather southern style of wine for this cellar. Finishes with chewy, slightly rough tannins.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2008
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91
Distinctive aromas of graphite and licorice introduce black cherry and mineral flavors. Tight and firm, with solid tannins and lively acidity driving the fruit, followed by a long finish.