2013 - Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots Jean Grivot
09B3VRSG6PK _ 2013 - Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots Jean Grivot - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Etienne Grivot (formerly Jean Grivot)
Region
Vosne-Romanée
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2021 - 2033
Case size
6x75cl
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2013 VOSNE ROMANÉE 1ER CRU LES SUCHOTS JEAN GRIVOT - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Etienne Grivot (formerly Jean Grivot)
Region
Vosne-Romanée
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2021 - 2033
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,156.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2014

    Surrounded by Grand Crus (Echézeaux, Richebourg and Romanée St Vivant) one would naturally expect this to be a Grand Cru; in many people’s eyes it is. Whilst possibly less subtle than some of its neighbours, this is a powerfully structured wine, with huge amounts of fruit and great concentration at the end.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2014,
    Score: 93-95

    The 2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots atypically has one of the more reticent aromatics from Etienne Grivot, sultry and brooding at the moment. With aeration there is a lovely pastille scent emerging as some kind of recompense. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins and a silver thread of acidity. This is very elegant for a Suchots, more reserved than its peers, but at the same time very focused and pure with just the right amount of reserve to beg another sip on the finish. Excellent. Drink: 2017 - 2038

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2015,
    Score: 92-94

    While there is also a trace of wood framing the ultra-spicy, pure and airy aromas of assorted dark berries and floral scents, it is much more subtle. There is excellent volume to the opulent and extract-rich flavors that possess a robust muscularity though not to the point of rusticity on the impressively persistent finish where the wood telegraphed by the nose resurfaces. Though it will require a few years to fully integrate the wood treatment I do not have the same concerns here that I do with the Reignots. By the way, note well that this is quite firmly structured and will need all of 15 years to realize its full potential. Drink 2028+

  • SM

    Sarah Marsh, November 2014,
    Score: 19.15

    There is a density to the aroma. This is about structure, more powerful than the Beaumonts; more rugged too. It has a burly character and muscular density and compact, bullishness. Powerful on the finish. I prefer Reignots. Score 19.15 2024

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Producer

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.

Region

Vosne-Romanée

The vineyards of the modest village of Vosne Romanée are arguably the most sought after in the Côte d'Or. It is host to excellent Village and Premier Cru wines, but it is its most famous Grand Crusthat truly stand out: Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Grands Echézeaux, Echézeaux, Romanée St. Vivant and La Romanée as well as Cros Parentoux, a Premier Cru vineyard which attracts Grand Cru attention (and prices). Vosne-Romanée can be remarkably robust and powerful, yet be charming and fleshy giving it one of the most diverse styles of the region.