- Domaine Etienne Grivot (formerly Jean Grivot)
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2036
- Case size
Goedhuis, January 2011
Strong wild black and red currant fruit aromas, a very well-balanced wine where the ripeness of fruit is enhanced by the firmly structured grainy tannins. Quite a powerful Echezeaux which has real ageing potential
Neal Martin, January 2011,
Tasted out of barrel at the Domaine. This is a little reductive on the nose at the moment, opening with a little swirling of the glass, with attractive limestone and crushed dried flowers emerging. The palate is very well balanced with tensile tannins, very fresh red-berried fruits: redcurrant, cranberry and pomegranate with a slightly grainy but very precise finish. Long and seductive.
Burghound, January 2012,
An exuberantly spicy nose of wonderfully seductive black fruit liqueur aromas leads to rich, suave, pure and dense flavors that are a highly beguiling blend of finesse and power, all wrapped in a robust yet finely detailed finish of stunning length. This is one of the very best examples of the appellation in 2009. 2024+.
Burghound, January 2011,
Curiously, this is less expressive still though aggressive swirling coaxes notes of seductive black fruit and spice notes to reveal themselves. The rich, suave, pure and dense flavors are a highly beguiling blend of finesse and power, all wrapped in a robust yet finely detailed finish ofstunning length. This is one of the very best examples of the appellation in 2009. Drink: 2024+.Notes: from the climat of Les Cruots, also known as Vignes Blanches.Comments: don't miss!
Domaine Etienne Grivot (formerly Jean Grivot)
One of the most famous names in Vosne Romanée, Domaine Grivot dates back to the nineteenth century. Over the years and marriages, the domaine grew to include vineyards in notable appellations such as Clos de Vougeot, Echézeaux and Richebourg. Etienne, the fifth generation of the family to run the estate, returned to Burgundy from work experience in California in the 1980s. He eventually took over from his father completely in 1990. Over time and through experience, Etienne has created his own style of wine, which many tasters consider to be growing in elegance. The wines remain powerful and rich, true vins de garde, which usually need several years of cellaring to soften and develop. Those patient enough to wait know that the wines of Etienne Grivot are exceptional. In 2012 his children Mathilde and Hubert joined him at the family domaine, and the three share a united vision. It is a harmonious and collaborative family team. They eschew the trend for analysing every drop of juice, and pay much more attention to the vegetative cycle of their vines. The year’s weather conditions will dictate how the team handles the grapes in the cellar far more than the complex chemical analyses which comes back from the lab.
One of two Grand Crus within the Flagey-Echezeaux area right in the heart of the Cote de Nuits. Relatively large and consequently diverse for a Grand Cru, the better Echézeaux wines undoubtedly deserve this status. As always in Burgundy vineyard location and grower is critical.