TN: 2004 R. Chevillon NSG Perrieres

Nicely fragrant nose of red flowers, pomegranate, spice, a little green stemminess, delicate red fruit, “Burgundy Pinot Noir” with a touch of heft as you would expect from NSG.

On the palate, piercing bright red fruit acidity, providing a strong linearity throughout the palate, with a long, long lingering tart red acidic fruit finish.

Less giving on the palate than the nose, still really tight and acidic. I think with more aging the bottle will be less wound-up but I don’t ever see this as being generous on the palate.

More of the hairshirt, monkish Burgundy to drink to sharpen your senses, rather than embrace and enrapture you.