Always one of the top wines of the vintage for Nuits St. George Chevillon's Vaucrains has for a very long time been one of our favorite premier crus. We were able to source a few cases from the '17 vintage, which are classic, riper wines that overall saw a much easier growing season than '16. The Vaucrains has always been the insider buy from Chevillon, often performing at the same quality or better than the Les Saint Georges for 25% less. This is a wine that offers impeccable depth and complexity with classic structure and vineyard transparency. 2017 Chevillon Vaucrains is an outstanding red Burgundy perfect for the collector or connoisseur.
John Gilman 96 points! "The 2017 Domaine Chevillon Vaucrains is deep, pure and supremely elegant out of the blocks this year, with the nose offering up a gorgeous aromatic blend of black cherries, pomegranate, dark chocolate, gamebird, woodsmoke, complex soil tones, a hint of nutskin and a bit of cedary new oak. On the palate the wine is very pure, full-bodied and the most reserved wine in the cellars today, with a rock solid core of fruit, exceptional transparency, ripe, perfectly integrated tannins and superb focus and grip on the very, very long and promising finish. The wine turns nicely sappy on the backend and shows off some of its future greatness."