Robert Parker 91
"Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, Chevillon’s 2014 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru les Cailles feels a little diffuse on the nose at first. Those scents of raspberry, bergamot and pomegranate feel rather disparate, as if they need to be lassoed together. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin: the fruit a little darker and the texture grainier than expected. The winemaking comes through a little more strongly than I expected here, and the finish feels a little gruff at the moment. I am sure that bottle age will ultimately smooth over the rough edges here, so just be patient. Tasted September 2017."
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2038
Dark red with ruby highlights. Very reticent nose hint sat candied berries and smoky minerals. Then sweet, sappy and brisk on the palate, delivering an exciting balance of sucrosite and mineral-driven acidity. The black raspberry and crushed-stone flavors mount impressively on the long, refined back end. Shows a medicinal reserve that suggests this wine will be a slow developer, but even today the tannins are nicely buffered by fruit.
Racy and deep-flavoured. Dry end. Smudgy and interesting though just a tad tarty!
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030