2021 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Pruliers Premier Cru
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2021 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Pruliers Premier Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$360. 00
$4320.00 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.

The slope in Les Pruliers is moderate though steep towards the top of the vineyard. Despite the slope there is still a good proportion of gravel here, and can lead to wines with generous fruit weight and presence. Chevillon produces a deep and firm example of Les Pruliers that can often rival Les Vaucrains for the most powerful wine in the portfolio.

Other Reviews....
A darker fruit profile presents notes of plum, dark currant and plenty of earth and game wisps. There is both fine power and richness to the big-bodied if less refined flavors that display fine length on the robust and moderately rustic finale. This isn't as dense as it usually is but even so, there is no lack of size and weight. Patience again suggested as this is definitely built to repay extended keeping. Drink through 2033+.
91-93 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

Scents of red berries, dark chocolate, orange zest, sweet spices and loamy soil preface the 2021 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers, a medium to full-bodied, lively and concentrated wine that's built around sweet, powdery tannins, and which concludes with a mouthwatering finish. The Pruliers often needs a lot of time, but this 2021 looks set to be unusually approachable, even if it also has the substance and structure to age.
91-93 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 01, 2023)

A full bright purple. I love this nose. On the lifted side of plums, nothing heavy here, and with a sumptuous raspberry seedless feel on the palate, the fruit runs easily, fluidly to the finish, fine tannins, no overt oakiness. Drink from 2027-2033.
92-94 points
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy