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Domaine Jean Grivot is one of Burgundy's greatest small family estates, and their story is a classic Burgundy family story. They were one of the first families in Vosne Romanee to bottle and sell their own wine, beginning in the 1930's. The estate has been run by fifth-generation vigneron Etienne Grivot since 1987 with his wife Marielle. The domaine is an impressive 15ha in total, but in classic 'small is beautiful' Burgundian fashion it takes little bits of 22 different appellations to cobble...
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Vibrant bright red with ruby highlights; the darkest of these 2015s to this point, by a wide margin. Very ripe aromas of black cherry, bitter chocolate and espresso complicated by suggestions of dried flowers and earth. Intensely flavored and remarkably velvety for this wine chez Grivot, with its dark cherry, mineral, coffee and mocha flavors conveying noteworthy sweetness and finesse and saturating the entire mouth. Finishes with noble, sweet tannins, subtle minerals and empyreumatic qualities and subtly building, inexorable length. Wonderfully seamless for a "rustic" terroir; is this the best Clos Vougeot that Etienne Grivot has ever made?See detailed press review
- (95-97) POINTS -
The 2015 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru has a detailed, precise bouquet, very pure with ripe dark cherries, kirsch, orange sorbet and subtle graphite aromas. It is one of the classiest that you will come across from this ancient vineyard this year. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannin that feel a little fuller and suppler than the premier cru Vosne-Romanées. Grippy in the mouth with an effervescent finish, this is a long-term Clos de Vougeot that will age effortlessly over 20-30 years.See detailed press review