2012 Nuits St Georges Les St Georges Robert Chevillon

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Average critic rating : 94.0 points



The 2012 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Saint Georges comes from the brothers’ 0.63 hectares of 75-year-old vines located towards the north of the vineyard (next to the curious vines of Domaine Zibetti.) It has a beguiling complex bouquet with an explosion of red berry fruit – one of the purest aromatic profiles from this domaine. The palate is harmonious with silky smooth texture, Vosne-like in style with a sorbet-like freshness and bite on the long vibrant finish. Perhaps this will be Chevillon’s pick of the premier crus this year. It unequivocally testifies to the greatness of the vineyard and it already demonstrates enormous length in the mouth. ||“You were supposed to be here at two o’clock,” admonished Bertrand Chevillon upon my entering his courtyard at 2.20pm. I resorted to the wine critic’s equivalent of the schoolboy’s default excuse” “The dog ate my homework”; replying that “The Satnav had sent me in the wrong direction”. Which is true incidentally. For despite tasting, writing about and admiring this domaine’s wines since the late 1990s, this was the first time that I have visited. Chevillon might well be the appellation’s benchmark producer, especially since the ‘lesser-spotted’ Denis and Bertrand Chevillon took over the entire running of the estate from their father in 2000. They tap into the essence of their enviable holdings year on year, wines not just driven by power or complexity, but by their sheer force of personality. As Bertrand’s large frame flitted around the barrel cellar, gathering momentum as we scaled the heights of his premier crus, he enthused about the vintage’s innate ability to express the uniqueness of their terroir. If you require evidence that Nuits-Saint-Georges is long overdue its own grand cru (“Les Saint Georges” the shoo-in when I enquired) then take a look at these splendid 2012s that are destined to give so much joy over the next two decades. As usual, bunches were de-stemmed, underwent a pre-ferment maceration and matured with a prudent use of new oak, around 25-30%. eRobertParker.com.December, 2013


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