The 2015 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Chaignots 1er Cru feels a little compact and lacks the complexity and personality of some of its peers in a flight of northern Nuits Saint-Georges. The nose is tight and broody at the moment, although it does begin to unfurl with aeration. The palate is well balanced, with more sinew than its peers, but quite strict and linear and missing the peacock’s tail on what feels like a conservative finish. More impressive than charming at the moment, though we’ll see what happens in a few years’ time. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2040