As I've watched the 2014 red Burgundies evolve, I've become even more impressed by the vintage.
The vintage's poise, clarity, and finesse is really compelling. With the possible exception of 2017, we have not seen a vintage of such levity and low-octane purity.
Today, I'm happy to offer a stunning example of the vintage, Chevillon's 2014 Nuits-St-George 1er Cru Les Cailles at $129.95 per bottle. The 2014 Cailles really underscores how much value the vintage offers.
If 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. I've tasted examples twenty-five years after the vintage that have been simply thrilling in their gracefulness, energy, and lift.
Chevillon's 2014s are beautiful. 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'm very happy to have landed this parcel of 2014 Les Cailles. Given the value and the reputation of Chevillon's 2014, I expect a quick sell out.
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Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits
Burghound: "A more elegant and more expressive nose evidences distinctly floral notes to the spicy red and dark currant aromas that possess excellent complexity. I very much like the silky texture of the concentrated and opulent mid-palate of the delicious and equally complex middle weight flavors that exude a subtle minerality onto the beautifully long and balanced though mildly austere finish. As is usually the case this is built-to-age and will definitely need it. I would add that among the Chevillon big boys though that if you were going to try one young I would suggest this one."