2016 - Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots Jean Grivot
09B6VRSG6PK _ 2016 - 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
2023 - 2038
Case size
6x75cl
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2016 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
2023 - 2038
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,336.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2017

    Les Suchots is one of the most enigmatic vineyards, positioned below Richebourg and between Romanée St Vivant and Echezeaux, yet somehow missing out on grand cru classification. In cask it can be easy to underestimate but with age it is invariably exceptional. This restrained 2016 possesses all the requisites to be the sleeping giant of the vintage.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2017,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2016 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots was actually quite difficult to read after the barnstorming performance of the Beaux Monts. This is much more laid back with ample red fruit tinged with loam and mint, but I would have liked to see more energy here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin that disguises quite a firm backbone underneath. It seems to attenuate in the final one-third, whereas the Beaux Monts fans out. Fine, but Etienne himself commented that he has made better Suchots in the past. Just two barrels instead of the usual four. Drink 2020-2035

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2018,
    Score: 92-95

    An elegant and overtly spicy nose speaks of cassis, plum and black cherry as well as a background touch of wood. There is outstanding richness to the round, lavishly generous yet sophisticated middle weight plus flavors that possess first-rate volume on the dusty, balanced and utterly delicious finish that is deceptively powerful. This built-to-age effort is marvelous and a textbook example of a fine Suchots. Note that in contrast to many of the prior wines, this should drink reasonably well in its youth if that's your preference. Outstanding. Drink: 2031+

  • ST

    Stephen Tanzer, January 2018,
    Score: 92-95

    Bright red ruby. Sexy, expressive scents of dark raspberry, flowers, cocoa powder and brown spices; a real essence of Suchots. Boasts lovely thickness and sweetness leavened by saline minerality and framed by strong supporting acidity. Very concentrated, very ripe, almost chocolatey wine with powerful tannic support for extended aging. At once solid and seamless, this beauty finishes with serious spreading tannins and terrific verve.

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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.