Robert Chevillon is a long-time love affair for me. The two brothers (5th generation) have innate ability to carefully tend the vines and master the difficult Burgundian conditions provides ripe, healthy clusters of grapes year after year. The Pruliers 1er Cru vineyard is the 0.6 ha plot with Limestone on silt and gravel. The vines are 50+ years old.
My first love in Burgundy region was Nuits St George (now is Chambolle Musigny) and I had quite a few Pruliers from Robert Chevillon and my favorite is the 1996 vintage. The 2016 is showing many of the same characteristics, bright, lively, and showing potential for cellaring.
NOW, the real reason I want to tell you about this wine now is because it also received 94 points from both Steve Tanzer and John Gilman (94 points is hard to achieve for Burgundy… unlike Napa Cab where 94+ points are given out like candy) and 2016 is a small harvest, the wines will sell out quickly and the price will go up quickly after.
This bottle showcases a wide randy of delicious blackcurrant fruit, tea leaves and wild sloe, with liquorice and spicy rose notes in the background. On the palate notes of cocoa, smoked meat a generous and sensual sweetness to finish off. Simply put, they are one of the BEST producers from Nutis St Geroge that full embrace the “iron fist in the velvet glove” reputation of the region. The wine has all the bright fruit characteristic, yet rustic and classic’s meaty and manly on the finish, I highly recommend this wine!