Why Big Red Diary?
6 notes
2006 Chevillon Robert, Nuits St.GeorgesApr. 2009
Medium colour. A melange of red fruits on the nose that slowly brings more emphasis to red berry notes. Mouth-filling and showing faint astringency and good acidity. Has the flavour character of a ‘warm vintage’ wine. But is nicely polished.
2006 Chevillon Robert, Nuits St.Georges Les ChaignotsApr. 2009
Medium. medium-plus colour. A very nice nose, shaded a little more to darker fruit than was the case for the villages. Ripe, very tasty fruit sits with good acidity and a grainy tannin. A little licorice flavour and good length. This is very nice.
1999 Chevillon Robert, Nuits St.Georges Les RoncièresApr. 2009
Medium colour that fades to a salmon-pink rim. The nose is a mix of sweet, candied fruits and leaves, and slowly takes on a red-fruit dimension. Slowly widens in the mouth, aided by lovely acidity. Still some tannin and slowly lingering flavours. Lovely.
1997 Chevillon Robert, Nuits St.Georges Les VaucrainsAug. 2007
Plenty of oak still on a nose that narrowly avoids reduction. Where the aromatics don’t involve, the palate delivers more; good dimension set against a furry tannin. Overall this is almost good but no more.
2001 Chevillon Robert, Nuits St.Georges Vieilles VignesJul. 2004
Medium-plus cherry red. The nose starts with an overcoat of plummy fruit, slowly removed to reveal a more earthy black cherry centre. The palate is fat and soft with good acidity and slightly grainy tannin. The fruit is again shaded to black and shows very good length though there is a little bitterness to the lingering fruit. This is certainly what I would describe as modern in style – eminently drinkable even if I’d never guess it was from Nuits!
2000 Chevillon Robert, Nuits St.Georges ChaignotsJul. 2004
Dark ruby colour with very little fading. Deep, pronounced nose of primary black cherry. The palate is rich, soft and polished with impressive depth, velvetty tannins and pretty good acidity. At first I thought this was a little short, but it’s not, it’s more a slight hole in the mid-palate. A little too polished and not quite ‘fresh’ enough for further purchases chez Nanson, but could very well be described as ‘hedonistic’ in some circles – perhaps I’m more of a masochist :-)
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