- Domaine Etienne Grivot (formerly Jean Grivot)
- Bonnes Mares
- Pinot Noir
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Neal Martin, December 2015,
The 2014 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru comes from purchased grapes and constitutes just one barrel. I must say, I found the nose here just a little disjointed in the context of Etienne's Premier Crus. The palate is better with fine tannin and quite gamey in the mouth, although the oak needs to be better assimilated towards the finish. Drink 2017-2029
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.
Perched between Morey-St-Denis and Chambolle-Musigny in the heart of the Cotes de Nuits this Grand Cru appellation can balance the best characteristics of both. Bonnes Mares wines combine fragrance and femininity with body and power. A seductive combination indeed.