Robert Parker 91-93
The 2011 Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains sports a broody, introspective nose that takes time to reveal its meaty red berry fruit. The palate is well-balanced with firm, quite sweet tannins. There is good weight in the mouth and more substance than the Les Saint Georges, exerting a gentle grip after the wine is ejected. Good aging potential here, but it will need three or four year in bottle to do it justice.
Good medium red. Very reticent but pure aromas of raspberry, pomegranate, game and smoke, lifted by notes of flowers and limestone. Viscous and deep but with good medicinal reserve to the flavors of raspberry, spices and sexy oak. Finishes with noble tannins and terrific length.