Robert Parker – 90
Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru les Chaignots has a menthol-tinged bouquet that feels a little ostentatious (not a word I associate with this domaine’s wines). It does come out of its shell with aeration, manifesting more refinement and offers an attractive orange blossom, almost honeyed note later on. The palate is supple on the mouth with strawberry pastilles taking center stage, the acidity nicely judged albeit missing complexity on the fleshy and easy-going finish. As always, I adore the elegance of Mugneret-Gibourg’s wine, though it does not possess the density of other recent vintages. Tasted September 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030
Burghound – 91
(Outstanding) A beautifully spicy nose features ripe aromas of both red and dark currant along with plenty of earth and sandalwood influence along with a whisper of herbal tea. There is good tension to the seductively textured medium weight flavors that display a lovely stony quality on the relatively fine, well-balanced and persistent finale. Depending on the vintage this can be a bit more Vosne or Nuits in basic character; in 2013 it’s more Vosne in style though there is just enough Nuits muscle to remind you of its origins.