2012 Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains...$121.99
Tasted blind at the annual "Burgfest" tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru les Vaucrains has a very attractive bouquet with dark cherries and fresh strawberry notes, the oak very well integrated, extremely pure and refined. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip, layers of red berry fruit-laced with white pepper and dried orange peel. There is a clear backbone to this wine - very structured but not masculine thanks to its smooth and harmonious texture. This is very charming and with the substance to age. Another sterling effort from Chauvenet in 2012...bon vin!
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate
2012 Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Perrières...$99.99
Tasted blind at the annual "Burgfest" tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Perrières from Jean Chauvenet has a endearing bouquet, very well defined with red cherries, fresh strawberries and fine mineralité. This is pure and somehow effortless, with very well handled use of oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. The acidity is spot on though there is a touch of oak to be assimilated. But there is certainly with impressive substance with a sensual, spicy finish that lingers in the mouth. This is a very succinct and sensual Nuits-Saint Georges from Chauvenet.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate
2012 Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Bousselots...$79.99
Tasting note: An attractively fresh and pure nose features notes of red currant, cherry and a hint of earth. There is fine detail and plenty of energy to the tension-filled medium-bodied flavors that are shaped by relatively fine-grained tannins on the delicious, intense and beautifully focused finale. This is a lovely effort that is solidly well-concentrated yet finely balanced.
Rated 90-92/100 Burghound