Robert Parker – 93
The 2017 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Chaignots is showing very well from bottle, unfurling in the glass with a deep bouquet of red berries, cassis, exotic spices, dark chocolate and rich soil tones, framed by a deft touch of new oak. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and youthfully structured, its concentrated core of fruit framed by an ample chassis of powdery tannin and lively acids. This is one 2017 that will demand a little patience, but its potential is excellent.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2055
JancisRobinson.com – 17/20
Edgy and very unsettled. A hint of rather raw fruit for the moment. Should all settle down eventually ” wait!
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2038
Vinous – 91
The 2017 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Chaignots 1er Cru, whose production is slightly down from the previous year, offers an enthralling mélange of red and black fruit laced with peony and violet. The lightly spiced palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, and sappy black fruit and veins of blue fruit toward the Vosne-like finish. While not the best Chaignots that I have encountered from Mugneret-Gibourg, it is just delicious to drink even at this stage.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2038
Burghound – 91
This is also quite aromatically elegant though even more restrained with its slightly higher-toned, cool and airy array of softly spiced essence of various red berries. The marginally finer middle weight flavors aren’t quite as dense but they’re a bit more complex on the firmer and more youthfully austere finish that offers just a bit more length despite a hint of dryness that I suspect will pass relatively quickly.
Jasper Morris – 95
Impressively fresh clear colour, with a pure, precise and very concentrated nose. Excellent wine with massive potential, bringing in just a little new oak, but so full on the palate, while balanced, as to suggest a very long future.