2018 - Nuits St Georges Les Lavières Jean Grivot
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Etienne Grivot (formerly Jean Grivot)
Region
Nuits-Saint-Georges
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2022 - 2031
Case size
12x75cl
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2018 NUITS ST GEORGES LES LAVIÈRES JEAN GRIVOT - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Etienne Grivot (formerly Jean Grivot)
Region
Nuits-Saint-Georges
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2022 - 2031
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £708.94 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2019

    Les Lavières lies on the Vosne Romanée side of Nuits St Georges, just below premier cru Murgers. An attractive mix of vibrant Vosne red cherry fruit and Nuits core and grip. The steely edge gives verve and personality. An absolute cracker.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, January 2020,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2018 Nuits Saint-Georges Aux Lavières comes across a bit moody and sullen from barrel, especially after the livelier Les Charmois. Raspberry and wild strawberry scents eventually emerge, albeit reluctantly. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins. Very poised and quite mineral-driven, this conveys fine energy and a satisfying sense of strictness toward the black-pepper-tinged finish. Excellent. 2022 - 2040

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2020,
    Score: 89-91

    Here too there is a plethora of spice components adding interest to the plum, blue berry and soft earth suffused aromas. There is both excellent volume and richness to the mouthcoating medium weight flavors that possess a refreshing salinity that really comes to the fore on the more complex if mildly warm finale. Worth checking out. Drink 2025+. Outstanding Top value

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
    Score: 90-93

    Brisk red purple, fresh racy nose, excellent tannin structure behind, ripe and not dry, with a fresh finish. More red fruit than plums, excellent balance.

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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

Nuits-Saint-Georges

The second largest town after Beaune, Nuits St. Georges is known for ample wines that have textured tannins and rich fruit. Unlike other famous Côte de Nuits villages, it has no Grand Crus but does have a handful of exceptional premier cru vineyards such as Clos de l'Arlot, Les Pruliers and AuxMurgers. Its wines can be occasionally rustic, and this sets them apart from many of the more northern appellations as well as from the neighbouring Côte de Beaune whose wines (apart from Pommard) tend to be less structured and more fruit forward. This is no doubt due to a slightly increased presence of clay especially on the Primeaux-Prissey area of the appellation. Notable producers include Domaine de l'Arlot, Jean Grivot and Meo-Camuzet.