Chevillon, Robert - Nuits St Georges les Cailles 2005
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Tasting Notes and Scores
As if there were not enough stony minerality in the Pruliers, the 2005 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Cailles lives up to its name, tasting as though its fruit had been macerated on cherry pits and pebbles. Its bitter-sweetness extends to notes of vanilla and chocolate that accent a deep black fruit concentration. Vivid, palpable density and old vines creaminess on the palate lead to a richly fruited but not at all superficially sweet, deeply meaty, and decidedly chalk- and stone-inflected finish of amazing refinement and penetration, indeed of Grand Cru length. David Schildknecht
Saturated, deep ruby-red. Liqueur-like black raspberry, blackberry and licorice aromas retain good freshness. Very large-scaled and dense, with superripe berry, licorice and chocolate flavors offering superb depth and sweetness. Perhaps a bit monolithic and powerful for a wine from this cellar, but obviously youthfully clenched today. The big tannins saturate the teeth. I'd put this away for a decade.