Wednesday 22 November 2017

1969 Nuits-Saint-Georges, Claudius Chauvenet

I am familiar with Chauvenet but I have never bumped into a bottle from Claudius Chauvenet.

Nine is a fine ending number in Burgundy when it comes to vintages - 1949 (my favourite vintage (apart from 64 of course!)), 1959, 1969, 1989, 1999 and 2009.

1969 Nuits-Saint-Georges, Claudius Chauvenet
From the get go, the nose is wide open and beautiful mature with notes of ripe red beets, chrushed raspberries, moist earth and a meaty perfumed scent that only aged Burgundy can display. Almost a touch of VA but it keeps it on the right side of things. Very, very fine.
The taste is velvety, rich and lovely with notes of dried strawberries, raspberry vinegar, root vegetables, dried flowers and old leather. The finish is long, dry and refined. Perfectly mature and a perfect drink on this nigth with a grilled chicken and a sallad. Really fine.
93p   (tasted 2017/11)

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