Nuits St Georges 1er Cru les St Georges 2014, Domaine Chicotot
The aromatic range plays on black fruits (blueberries, blackberries) and spices mixed with more animal notes (musk and fur), especially for the somewhat older vintages. This is a powerful, complex wine with a nice structure that lets it face the years without fear.
Being full-bodied, this Saint Georges goes well with spicy dishes, game (either marinated or not), tarts, meat dishes with mushroom sauces, and ripened cheeses.
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!