Grand Cru Quality?
Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les St-Georges has applied for elevation to Grand Cru status. It is certainly an exceptional vineyard - only time and bureauocracy will tell.
The 2011 from Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux is a terrific example and is very well priced. It comes from vines planted in 1947!
Beautiful vibrant colour. Deeper and more profound than the four previous wines. Spice, an amalgam of fruits, earth, violets. Plenty of extract and a rich, creamy texture from the old vines. Long and serious, but not heavy and rustic like wines of the past.
A serious Nuits-St-Georges of the modern style. The terroir clear and precise. Classy and complex and worthy of Grand Cru status.
The wines are just about to leave France so don't miss this opportunity to buy at Pre Arrival prices.
Pre Arrival Price $104.50
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I have just added some great reviews from Bourgogne Aujourd'Hui (Burgundy Today).