Robert Parker 94
The Chaignots has far more charm than the Bousselots at this primordial stage, great clarity, with black cherries, wild strawberry and crushed stone. The palate is very smooth and rounded, not as complex as Les Cailles but with great precision and poise towards the delicate, Vosne-like finish. Excellent.
Attractive scent, more ethereal than the Bousselots. Then the fruit is a bit fragile and shows the oak a tad more, but it’s a lovely wine – very juicy.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2025
The 2010 Nuits St. Georges Les Chaignots shows the more delicate, finessed side of Nuits in its red cherries, flowers and spices. The influence of the location of this site, on the northern side of Nuits abutting Vosne, comes through in the wine’s elegance. Firm tannins suggest the wine will need at least a few years in bottle to soften.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030