International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94Black cherry and rich chocolatey oak on the nose. Darker in fruit character than the Les Saint-Georges, showing a distinctly musky wildness to its flavors of black raspberry and bitter chocolate. Hugely ripe and sweet but nicely leavened by ripe, harmonious acidity. Finishes saline and soil-driven, with serious but sweet tannins to support a graceful evolution in bottle. I marginally prefer the Saint-Georges and Cailles today for their higher-pitched aromatics but this is a big boy.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: January/February 2014
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91Tasted blind at the annual |Burgfest| tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru les Vaucrains was showing quite a lot of reduction on the nose, though it seems to clear with aeration, thus revealing blackcurrant pastilles and light marine aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with a succulent entry, very pure dark berry fruit laced with spice and truffle, long and sustained in the mouth with stocky and quite extracted finish. There is some oak to be assimilated here, but there is clearly potential if it can manifest more elegance and finesse. This is a fine 2012 from Chevillon.Author: Neal Martin
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
- 115 bottles owned
- 10 collectors