Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Charmois" 2016
Domaine Jean Grivot is among the great names in Burgundian wine. Étienne Grivot and his wife Marielle took over from Étienne’s father Jean Grivot in 1987. The vineyards are densely planted and farmed organically “sans certification” while the aim in the cellar is for balance and clear expression of terroir.
The wine shows aromas and flavors of red berries, herbs, and purple flowers. The palate is rich with ripe fruit and medium weight with bright acidity and fine tannins. Aging in up to 20% new Burgundian pièce brings notes of vanilla, toast, and baking spices.
|Region||France, Burgundy, Nuits-Saint-Georges|
|Brand||Domaine Jean Grivot|
Wine SpectatorCherry, plum, iron, tobacco and toast notes are the hallmarks of this polished, yet solid red. The tannins emerge as this builds to a long, resonant finish. All the elements are in the right proportions. Best from 2022 through 2038. 98 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThere are just four barrels of the 2016 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Charmois, the entirety sold in the USA. It has a pure, strawberry pastille and redcurrant-scented bouquet with hints of damp woodland and cedar. I like the manner in which this unfurls. The palate is fresh and taut on the entry with chalky tannin, veins of orange pith infusing the brambly red fruit with a finish that, for me, just clams up a little prematurely at the moment. It should improve and gain more corpulence by the time of bottling.