On the Sixth Day of Christmas…


…my true love sent to me six truly fabulous bottles of Richebourg Grand Cru Etienne Grivot 1996.

This is the real deal – once in a lifetime wines. Richebourg is known as one of the richest, most supple and succulent of all Burgundies. Only the most serious producers have plots within the appellation and Etienne Grivot deserves his place in this canon of Burgundian stars.

The Wine Advocate waxes lyrical about this wine awarding 94-97 points. “It offers a gorgeously bright medium-to-dark ruby color and extraordinary fragrances of super-ripe plums, cherries, and morel mushrooms. This brooding, powerful, full-bodied, mouth-coating, and refined block-buster is crammed with awesomely sweet black raspberries, cherries, candied strawberries, cassis, stones, and raw meat flavors that last throughout its unending finish. Wow! Bravo!”