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Burghound, January 2011,
A very ripe nose of mocha, cassis and discreet spice notes is followed by equally ripe, rich and generous broad-scaled flavors that possess an opulent mouth feel as the sap renders the otherwise firm tannins almost invisible on the delicious and solidly lasting finish. This has good vibrancy though not as good as the best in the range. 90-92 points.
Jean Chauvenet's wines are often described as some of the most elegant in the whole Nuits- St Georges area. He shares the winery with his son-in- law, Christophe Drag, a relatively new addition to the family firm, who has been tending the vins de terroir. Christophe Drag has brought new vigour to the family firm.
The second largest town after Beaune, Nuits St. Georges is known for ample wines that have textured tannins and rich fruit. Unlike other famous Côte de Nuits villages, it has no Grand Crus but does have a handful of exceptional premier cru vineyards such as Clos de l'Arlot, Les Pruliers and AuxMurgers. Its wines can be occasionally rustic, and this sets them apart from many of the more northern appellations as well as from the neighbouring Côte de Beaune whose wines (apart from Pommard) tend to be less structured and more fruit forward. This is no doubt due to a slightly increased presence of clay especially on the Primeaux-Prissey area of the appellation. Notable producers include Domaine de l'Arlot, Jean Grivot and Meo-Camuzet.