Nuits St. Georges 1Er Cru Les Vaucrains 2014, Chicotot
An intense dark wine of outstanding power, its aromatic range plays on wild berries (blackberries and sloes), developing muskier, woodier notes and a body that mellows with time.
It is the ideal accompaniment for full-flavoured meats; roast game – such as woodcock, hare, wild boar, venison, for example – or rich sauce dishes with mushrooms will match it perfectly, especially the somewhat older vintages.
This estate was a very exciting find for us in early 2005 after tasting much that was thin and over-produced in the region. The husband and wife team of Georges and Pascale Chicotot is a very endearing combination. Pascale, who evidently wears the trousers, together with her husband Georges , who creates the impression of being more down trodden than he actually is, produce Nuits wines that are rich and polished with good structures yet without losing the inherent velvety, raspberry and wild strawberry fruit that makes great Burgundy so alluring.
Both husband and wife vie with each other to see who can make the better wine. Actually it seems they both succeed!
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Cote de Nuits, France