JancisRobinson.com – 16.5+
Cask sample. Dark crimson. Light green undergrowth impression on the nose. Very juicy with super-polished tannins. Not as sweet as some 2019s. Lots to chew on. Morello cherries here. Still very youthful. Relatively backward.
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2045
Robert Parker – 94
Deeper pitched than the Vosne-Romanee La Colombiere, the 2019 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Chaignots unwinds in the glass with scents of cassis, plums and raspberries mingled with top notes of rose petals, espresso roast and rich spices. Medium to full-bodied, lively and concentrated, it’s deep and layered, with an ample core of fruit and ripe, powdery tannins. It’s an especially charming rendition of this immensely consistent cuvee.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2055
Jasper Morris – 92-94
22 hl/ha old vines on the hillside. 14.4%. Glowing imperial purple. Huge weight of fruit here, with some red raspberry notes backing the darker fruit. This does successfully fill out the mouth and finishes very well. There is some warmth at the back but the fruit wins.
Burghound – 92
A slightly riper nose features notes of mocha and plenty of spice on the aromas of backed plum, black raspberry and discreet floral whiffs that include violet and a hint of lavender. The sleeker and finer medium weight flavors exude more evident minerality as well on the beautifully detailed, youthfully austere and lingering finale where the only nit is a hint of warmth. This too should age effortlessly.