Domaine Hubert Chauvenet-Chopin, Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Murgers 1er Cru 1995

Chauvenet-Chopin Nuits Murgers 1995

Fullish ruby.  Good concentration, nice touches of Vosne character.  Generous, warm, ripe nose: meaty red berry fruit, smoked meat, star-anise, taiwanese black tea, gravelly stone.  Ample weight, volume and richness on the palate, medium-full: red-skinned plum and rainer cherries; overlay of caramel and flowers. Firm and structured; still a ways to go before you have that melt-in-your-mouth texture that you get with a perfectly matured wine.  Chauvenet-Chopin wines are generally grippy with tart acidity and this one is no different.  Some tannin – good and ripe so no worries here.  A good example of NSG Murgers if straight between the hashmarks.  Lacks a little bit of flair and depth for fine.

Very good wine today; it will eventually round off; we would not be afraid to push it to age thirty.  Now – 2020+.

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