91-94 Points Jasper Morris
Medium deep purple, quite a fresh red fruit bouquet with only the slightest inflections of black notes, though it is softer richer and riper than expected on the palate. A touch too much? Not their ‘home’ terroir of course, being to the north of Nuits.
92 Points John Gilman
The 2018 Chaignots from Grégory Gouges is also a very fine bottle in the making, with a similarly powerful style to the same cru at Domaine Chevillon. The wine is 14.2 percent this year and delivers a deep and sappy nose of cassis, dark berries, pigeon, a complex baser of soil tones, woodsmoke, a touch of balsam bough and a very gentle foundation of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with chewy, buried tannins, fine focus and grip and lovely balance on the long and nascently complex finish. This is very, very good, but again, it will demand some patience.