2020 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Bousselots Premier Cru
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2020 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Bousselots Premier Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$325. 00
$3900.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

There's no doubt that if Domaine Robert Chevillon were based in Vosne-Romanee or Chambolle-Musigny, their wines would be next to impossible to find and sell for exorbitant prices. That they are found in Nuits-Saint-Georges, a village with no grand cru sites, has allowed these wines to fly under the radar for many consumers. That said, these are some of the most accomplished wines of Burgundy, and best of all continually produce wines that seemingly ignore any challenges a vintage might throw their way to achieve results seen only at very few of the finest addresses across the Cote.

Now under the stewardship of Robert Chevillon's sons Bertrand and Denis, these passionate pair of vignerons are tireless in their pursuit of the finest expression of Pinot Noir possible. After meticulous care in the vineyards across the year, grapes are hand harvested, sorted and de-stemmed before receiving a cold maceration in vats for 5-6 days and natural fermentation lasting 2-3 weeks. Maturation lasts from 15 to 18 months in a mix of 30% new and 70% second use barrels.

Situated on the lower slopes at the northern end of Nuits village, Les Bousselots often produces softer and more approachable reds than is seen with the other premier cru Nuits-Saint-Georges vineyards. While the soil here is deep, Chevillon's plot contains old vines that retain good acidity and structure to support the richer flavours.

Other Reviews....
Here the less expressive nose is not as spicy but actually more complex with its array of poached plum, black raspberry, smoke, earth and underbrush. The delicious, vibrant and beautifully delineated medium-bodied flavors that are shaped by bright acidity on the firm, serious and youthfully austere finish that is even firmer. This is a classic Bousselots that will require extended patience. Drink through 2035+.
91-93 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

Notes of cassis, smoky berry fruit, spices and rich soil tones introduce the 2020 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots, a medium to full-bodied, bright and concentrated wine that's a touch more structured and muscular than the Chaignots.
91-93 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 21, 2022)

Rich concentrated dark black centre with a purple rim. Inkily concentrated. I like the flavours afterwards, bilberries and red fruits, but the concentration needs to dial down which it presumably will with extra elevage – which Bertrand is hoping to extend as late as possible.
89-91 points
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy