2013 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Les Vaucrains" (750ml)

2013 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Les Vaucrains" (750ml)

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92-95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound
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Here too there is enough wood to notice on the notably ripe and fresh aromas of black cherry, plum, pungent earth and abundant sauvage scents. The big, rich and full-bodied flavors possess an overt muscularity along with plenty of power on the extract-rich, intense and very firmly structured finale. As it always is this is rustic and austere and will need a minimum of 10 years to arrive at its peak but 15 will be better. The domaine almost never misses with this wine and the 2013 is potentially great.  (1/2015)

94 points John Gilman

Like the Pruliers, the 2013 Vaucrains chez Chevillon is very, very elegant out of the blocks this year, without sacrificing any of the depth and intensity that makes this one of Nuits St. George’s greatest premier crus. The outstanding nose offers up a blend of plums, black cherries, raw cocoa, nutskins, fresh herbs, a very complex base of soil tones, pigeon and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and tightly-knit, with a rock solid core of fruit, excellent transparency, ripe, firm tannins and a very long, vibrant and perfectly balanced finish. All this great, great wine needs is time. 94+  (11/2014)

92-94 points Vinous

Deep, bright red. Brooding aromas of black fruits, bitter chocolate and menthol hint at superripeness. Less fruity and floral than the Saint-Georges and Cailles but fatter, sweeter and larger-scaled, boastig considerable power to the raspberry, earth and chocolate flavors. Saline, dense, classically dry wine with rich tannins that saturate the entire palate. This appears to need several more months of élevage. (ST)  (1/2015)

91 points Wine Advocate

Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains has a dusky bouquet with herbaceous red berry fruit, hints of stewed black tea and later a little orange blossom -- all quite mercurial in the glass. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, quite dense with good backbone, perhaps undergoing a slightly longer maceration in the winery than its peers, though retaining sufficient freshness and delineation on the typically succulent finish. (NM)  (11/2016)