2016 Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne Romanee Aux Brulees 1er Cru
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • VN 95
  • BH 94
  • WA 93

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VN 95
Vinous, January 2018
(92-95) (Grivot is aging this wine in 50% new oak but seasoned the barrels first with a Chardonnay vinification; all of the fruit from the lower section of this site was lost to frost but the terraces were unaffected):... (92-95) (Grivot is aging this wine in 50% new oak but seasoned the barrels first with a Chardonnay vinification; all of the fruit from the lower section of this site was lost to frost but the terraces were unaffected): Bright red-ruby. Pure but reticent scents of dark raspberry, bitter chocolate and spices are accented by a touch of gunflint minerality. Sappy and fine-grained, offering terrific intensity and depth to its precise flavors of dark berries and spices. Grivot has long thought that his Aux Brûlées vines on a south-facing terrace are too sun-drenched in warmer years, but he noted that this is the first vintage he has really liked for its energy and sophistication, describing the wine as "less Brigitte Bardot than normal." He credits this to more intracellular fermentation with a higher percentage of whole berries. -- Stephen Tanzer
BH 94
Burghound, January 2018
(91-94) A cool, super-fresh and restrained nose offers up airy aromas of essence of black pinot fruit, violet, anise and a discreet hint of wood spice. The dense, powerful and muscular big-bodied flavors possess plenty of... (91-94) A cool, super-fresh and restrained nose offers up airy aromas of essence of black pinot fruit, violet, anise and a discreet hint of wood spice. The dense, powerful and muscular big-bodied flavors possess plenty of tannin-buffering dry extract, which is important because the tannic spine is unmistakably present on the robust and mineral-driven finish. While it would not be entirely fair to describe this as rustic, it flirts with it, yet a fine Brûlées almost always becomes seductive in time. Recommended if you have the patience to cellar it for the longer-term.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2017
(91-93) The 2016 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées has a supremely gifted bouquet, beautifully defined with red and black berry fruit, chalk, bay leaf and hints of cold black tea. The palate is medium-bodied with fine... (91-93) The 2016 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées has a supremely gifted bouquet, beautifully defined with red and black berry fruit, chalk, bay leaf and hints of cold black tea. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, slightly chalky tannin. This is crisp, tightly wound, very focused and quite penetrating toward the finish, though it does not offer the depth or volume of the 2015 last year. Still, this is a very fine Aux Brûlées that will age with style. - NM
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork