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

Burgundy, FRANCE
$490. 00
$5880.00 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.

Les Vaucrains is located further up the slope from Les Saint-Georges and Les Cailles, and completes the trio of standout vineyards in Nuit-Saint-Georges. It's also the most powerful and concentrated wine in the range, and is shown after Les Saint-Georges when tasting at the Domaine. Chevillon's plot is on the lower portion of the vineyard, granting is some more depth of fruit than some other producers of Les Vaucrains.

Other Reviews....
A slightly more deeply pitched nose combines notes of spice, red and dark currant, plum and plenty of humus-inflected forest floor character. The sleek and almost painfully intense larger-bodied flavors possess exquisite detail as well as focused power that really builds as the solidly complex and lingering finish sits on the palate. As one would expect in the 2021 vintage, this doesn't have its usual volume, but the balance is impeccable. Highly recommended. Drink through 2036+.
92-95 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

The 2021 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains unwinds to reveal aromas of dark berries and cherries mingled with notions of baking chocolate, forest floor and spices. Medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated, it's a powerful, structured wine that's broader-shouldered than the more suave, elegant Cailles and Les Saint-Georges, but which is also exceptionally characterful.
92-94 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 01, 2023)

The deepest core in the purple colour and the sturdiest most upright bouquet. This is not about sensuality but there is a youthful majesty that is most appealing, a fresh finish, even a saline touch. Everything perfectly in place for a great bottle in the medium term, and maybe longer. Drink from 2029-2038.
94-96 points
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy