2016 - Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Jean Grivot
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Etienne Grivot (formerly Jean Grivot)
Region
Clos de Vougeot
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2025 - 2038
Case size
3x75cl
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2016 CLOS DE VOUGEOT GRAND CRU JEAN GRIVOT - 3x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Etienne Grivot (formerly Jean Grivot)
Region
Clos de Vougeot
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2025 - 2038
Case size
3x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £608.04 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2017

    Positioned in the lower section of the Clos, the skill of Etienne’s vineyard management comes to the fore in this wine. A millefeuille of loganberries, blackberries and summer fruits. A wonderfully full style, broad in the palate, this wine possesses a subtle power. Clearly high quality, reticent at this early stage, it has huge potential.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2017,
    Score: 89-91

    The 2016 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru was reduced by one-third due to the frost, unorthodox in that it affected the higher part of Etienne's vines. It has a slightly more rustic, almost obdurate nose than the previous two vintages, with touches of dried blood and something almost ferrous sutured into the red berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin and moderate weight, although the finish seems to pull on the brakes a little too early and I found the final third missing substance and depth. Not bad, but there are much better wines than this within Grivot's portfolio this year. Drink 2019-2032

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2018,
    Score: 91-94

    A distinctly earthy nose flashes notes of plum, dark currant, violet and discreet but not invisible wood. The rich, full-bodied and powerful big-bodied flavors terminate in a mildly edgy and austere but impressively long finish. Note that my projected range offers the benefit of the doubt that this will ultimately harmonize if allowed at least a few years of bottle age. Drink: 2033+

  • ST

    Stephen Tanzer, January 2018,
    Score: 90-93

    Bright, dark red-ruby. Pure but muted aromas of medicinal black cherry and licorice. In a distinctly virile style and hard to taste today following the sensational range of Vosne premier crus, as this youthfully imploded wine shows more pronounced herb, menthol and earth elements and little early sweetness. A forceful if less sophisticated wine but its tannins are still rather smooth (Grivot described it as "un grand garçon maladroit"). This will never make a showy tasting wine but it should work well with serious cold-weather fare. Made almost entirely from Grivot's lowest Clos Vougeot wines near the Route Nationale, as his vines a bit higher up were more affected by the frost.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, Novermber 2017,
    Score: 17.5+

    A blend from three different parcels, the lowest of which can be quite interesting in a very dry summer – good climate effect. Rich crimson. Gamey and very different from their Vosnes. Lots of gas and tension. Chewy finish and solid. Good attempt but I miss the energy of the Vosnes! Big and muscly. Very long. Needs food! Drink 2025-2040

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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

Clos de Vougeot

Clos de Vougeot is a Grand Cru appellation situated in the heart of the Cote de Nuits producing only red wines from the Pinot Noir grape. The vines are enclosed within a single walled vineyard built by monks in the 12th and 14th Centuries. With 47.54 hectares under vine Clos de Vougeot is the largest Grand Cru vineyard in the Cote d'Or.