Tuesday, March 25, 2008

2002 Dom. Chicotot Nuits-St-George 1er Cru "Les Vaucrains" **

This is a wonderful wine that no one has heard of. Dark ruby-plum color. Full of dark fruits - boysenberries, blueberry hints, black currant - but this wine is predominantly about earth and an overpowering barnyard musk. My friend Gabe noticed a light pepper note, too, which is present on the midpalate. It closes with silky but dry river silt tannin. The finish isn't long, but it's well balanced and very drinkable. Two hours later I can still taste its musky close. This wine leaves its perfume upon you.

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