Beautifully long and balanced - 2014 Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Cailles

Posted by Ian McFadden

There are few producers in all of Burgundy that I respect as much as Chevillon. And out of his strong line-up, Cailles is one of my favorites.

Vaucrains is sauvage, Les St. Georges is epic and bone-crushing, and Cailles is elegant and refined.

In the context of Nuits St. Georges, it's shockingly finessed. When it comes to ageability, Les Cailles can hang with many Grand Crus. A 1989 Cailles opened at dinner a few years ago was lavish and coating, but with a simply thrilling gracefulness, energy and lift.

Chevillon's 2014s are really stunning. Across the board, there's an element of refinement that makes it a special vintage for the wines. This quality is dramatized in the Cailles. There's a beautiful textural allure, lifted and detailed minerality and bright, floral high notes. The total package is captivating.

There are no tricks at Chevillon, just old vines in top sites and sensitive winemaking. Nearly every time we open a Chevillon, the impeccable winemaking becomes more and more apparent. The wines seem bulletproof.

I always work extra hard to find as much of Chevillon's Les Cailles as I can. It's a wine that's never widely available. Currrently, there are only three other listings for Cailles in the U.S. and this is the lowest price around. Cailles is one of the red Burgs that savvy buyers hunt down before the wine sees the light of day. There's good reason. I'm very happy to offer.

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Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine

Crush Wine & Spirits