A couple of 2004 Robert Chevillons

Both opened with dinner in the last few days.

2004 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Cailles
Drinking really well right now, though surprisingly advanced both in colour and flavour. There’s a touch of greenness here, but it’s not aggressive and comes across as a fresh herbal accent on top of the bright red fruited flavours and mature earthy and brothy undertones. There’s a polished, finessed texture here with the tannins quite gentle and a bright acid spine keeping it very refreshing, with each sip inviting another. That said it seems like one to drink up now if you’ve got 'em.

2004 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
No noticeable greenness here, but it’s not particularly interesting either. Comes across rather light and austere with tart red fruits, savoury earth and mushroomy elements beneath; it’s solid and pleasant but not showing any of the depth or character I’d expect from this bottling and rather disappointing after the much more enjoyable Cailles a couple of nights before.


Thanks for the notes. Any chance you’ll be trying the Les Saint Georges as well?

Interesting these were ok for you.
For me, Chevillon is a Poster child for 2004 green meanies.
Bousselots and Les Cailles were totally green and undrinkable to me (and the group) in 2010.
I didn’t look any further.

Same here. Only thing I’ve had that was more strongly affected was the Roumier CM Cras.

I have found most of the '04 Chevillons disgustingly tainted but the LSG showed beautifully last year. I have some more with my fingers crossed.