Wine Advocate-Parker : Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Chaines Carteaux has a vibrant, joyous bouquet with tart red cherries, hints of blueberry and wilted violets that open nicely in the glass. The palate is quite firm in the mouth, surprisingly so after the nose. Perhaps just a little pushed, the tannins feel quite obdurate and the finish consequently truncated, but it does improve with time and gains more cohesion. Give this a couple of years and I feel it will improve.