2017 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Aux Bousselots" (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1401154 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2017 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots is very promising, bursting from the glass with a fragrant bouquet of rose petal, orange rind and small red berries. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and succulent with tangy acids, melting tannins and a long, perfumed finish. (WK)  (1/2019)

92 points John Gilman

 The Domaine Chevillon Bousselots does not usually match the early appeal of the Chaignots in the cellars, but the style of the 2017 vintage has worked its charms here as well and this wine is showing beautifully out of the blocks. The bouquet is utterly refined, offering up scents of sweet dark berries, black cherries, dark soil tones, woodsmoke, a hint of the black truffles to come and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and again, quite sappy at the core, with ripe, beautifully integrated tannins, excellent focus and grip, impressive soil signature and a very long, refined and promising finish. Another marvelous premier cru in the making. 2025-2060+.  (1/2019)

90-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 There is a lovely perfumed quality to the very fresh red currant and newly turned earth scents where a trace of the leather creeps in. I very much like the texture of the medium-bodied and lightly stony flavors that possess very good mid-palate density as well as solid power on the firm and serious but not really rustic finale. At least some patience will be required.  (1/2019)

90 points Vinous

 The 2017 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Bousselots 1er Cru has a very pure bouquet that does not have quite the charm and complexity of the Les Chaignots. The lightly spiced palate is medium-bodied with pastille-like red berry fruit and good structure toward the chalky-textured finish. I like the linearity of this saline, marine-influenced Nuits Saint-Georges, but I need to find more substance. (NM)  (1/2019)

K&L Notes

90-92 points Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy: "The name Bousselots suggests little humps in the ground, but in fact their part of the vineyard is flat with deep soil. Old vines supply the quality though. Rich mid purple, plump attractive wine, the nose has a sort of puppyish energy, bounding red fruit, good balance of black and red fruit, nice acid balance and quite long easy to understand and enjoy." (01/2019)

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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.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- 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.
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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.