1996 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru "Les St. Georges"

SKU #1151256 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Potentially Chevillon's finest 1996, this dark-colored wine (if Nuits were ever to have a vineyard elevated to grand cru status this would be the one) had an unyielding yet floral nose the day of my tasting. It is a full-bodied, richly-fruited, complex, concentrated, intense, and profound wine. Dense and yet focused waves of blackberries, brambleberries, cherries, and boysenberries are intricately laced with Asian spices, minerals, and stones. This offering is fabulous! (PR)  (8/1998)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright red-ruby. Exotic, vibrant aromas of berry fruit and white pepper. Dense and sappy in the mouth, with crunchy black raspberry fruit. This and the above wine offer remarkable retention of fresh fruit. The powerful berry character shows uncanny persistence on the aftertaste. Tannins are firm but virtually irrelevant. (ST)  (3/1999)

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 (from a bottle opened at the domaine). There is noticeable secondary character adding breadth to the still attractively fresh dark berry, earth and underbrush-inflected aromas. In much the same fashion as the nose there is good freshness and plenty of punch to the mineral-laced middle weight flavors that are supported by still moderately firm tannins and enough acidity to notice on the ever-so-mildly drying finish. I emphasize "mildly drying" because the finish stops well short of being clipped or austere and with food I should think that the dryness would be all but invisible. For my taste this has arrived at its apogee but should be capable of holding here for years to come. In sum, this is one of the riper examples of the '96 vintage and the ample complexity makes this most attractive.  (10/2015)

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
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France

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Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
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Nuits Saint Georges

- A long, narrow appellation, and the southernmost commune of importance in the Côtes de Nuits. Nuits St. Georges tend to be sturdy, muscular wines, which are tannic in their youth. There are no Grands Cru in the town, but several Premier Cru vineyards. The wines from the north side of the village, towards Vosne-Romanée are distinctly different in character than those from the southern vineyards. The vineyards traditionally among the best are in the South, including Cailles, Vaucrains, St. Georges, and Argillières. These vineyards are on deep brown limestone. The northern vineyards, on the other side of the river Meuzin, have more in common with those of Vosne Romanée. The vineyards are composed of pebbles and limestone, and the wines have more of the finesse and elegance of Vosne, but with the structure of Nuits St. Georges.