Robert Parker – 91
“Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, the 2014 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru les Chaignots has a vivacious, open and generous bouquet lavished with black cherries, cassis and wild strawberry fruit that is succinctly interwoven into the new oak. The palate is medium-bodied and quite sumptuous on the entry, more primal than its peers with plenty of black cherry and strawberry fruit, a fine thread of acidity and a very pure finish. It still has a long way to go, but this gutsy Nuits-Saint-Georges from Marie-Christine and Marie-Andrée at Mugneret-Gibourg has potential. Tasted September 2017.”
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030
Jasper Morris – 95
Rich bright purple with a hugely energetic bouquet, a faint trace of reduction but otherwise vibrant fruit, there is equally a wealth of fruit on the palate. Beautifully balanced between red and black fruit, with medium plus intensity and an excellent finish.
Burghound – 92
This is the first wine to display any appreciable wood with its cooler and even spicier combination of red current, cassis and pretty violet scents. The utterly delicious and more mineral-inflected middle weight flavors possess lovely underlying tension before culminating in a refined finale that displays a discreet touch of youthful austerity. This is also very good stuff and worth considering.
JancisRobinson.com – 16.5
Brilliant clarity to the fruit, but less firmness than is typical for Nuits-St-Georges. A watercolour version of an oil painting. (RH)
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028