Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots 2014
One of the exceptional premier crus in Vosne-Romanée, nestled in between the Grand Crus of Richebourg and Romanée St-Vivant to the south, and Echézeaux to the north, its slight downslope siting Les Suchots below the other three thus explaining the fine line between Grand and Premier cru status. A wine that has helped define the modern Grivot style with its seductive perfume and polish that screams Vosne-Romanée but slinks away ever so gracefully to a deliciously long finish. ‘A deeply pitched array of cassis, spice and floral aromas introduce super rich and impressively concentrated broad-shouldered flavours that completely coat the mouth with dry extract. The moderately austere and hugely long finish exhibits a sufficient amount of supporting tannins that this will need fully 12 to 15 years to arrive at its full majority. In a word, terrific!’ (Burghound). Grivot has 0.22ha of Les Suchots, producing around 850 bottles in 2014. £850/6bt IB - 6 bottles available
Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts 2014
Another beautiful Premier Cru vineyard with a gentle southeasterly aspect, this neighbours Les Suchots to the west and up the slope (thus the soils are slightly leaner and more stony with a lot of rocky limestone), and Echezeaux to the north.
‘The perfumed, cool and airy nose is slightly more elegant with its mix of red and dark currant, sandalwood, violet and lilac scents. The polished and equally cool middle weight flavours possess a wonderfully refined mouthfeel thanks to the fine grain of the tannins along with more evident mineralogy on the moderately austere, balanced and strikingly persistent finale. This is a classic Beaux Monts with an ultra-sophisticated mouth feel.’ (Burghound). Grivot has 0.93ha of Les Beaux Monts, producing around 3,500 bottles in 2014.
£549/6bt IB - 6 bottles available
Nuits St-Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots 2014
Aux Boudots is a stellar Premier Cru that borders the commune of Vosne-Romanée to the north, where it runs into Aux Malconsorts, itself indisputably one of Burgundy’s very finest Premier Cru plots. Indeed the soil of the two is nearly identical and both are favourably positioned in the heart of the middle slope, with Aux Boxouts being very evenly aspected to the east where it captures the best of the morning sun. The soils are gravel with crumbly limestone, marl and a small amount of clay. Allen Meadows describes it as ‘the most gifted Premier Cru in Nuits’. The style of Aux Boudots is more akin to Vosne-Romanée than Nuits -St Georges with its seductive perfume but it can be a structured wine built for ageing. ‘The full-bodied and muscular middle weight plus flavours also possess excellent mid-palate concentration before culminating in a velvety, seductive and once again beautifully complex, long and wonderfully persistent finale. Despite the seductive mouthfeel this is indisputably built to age and is going to need it.’ (Burghound). Grivot has 0.85ha of Aux Boudots, producing around 3,200 bottles in 2014.
£495/6bt IB - 6 bottles available
Nuits St-Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers 2014
Les Pruliers is a large Premier Cru at the southern end of Nuits-St Georges with a southeasterly aspect. It sits at an altitude of 250-270m with a lot of limestone in the soil but an increasingly thick layer of clay as you move south. The richness of the soil means its one of the earliest vineyards in Nuits to be harvested, and its noted for its power and depth of flavour. ‘This is a bigger, more powerful and more tannic wine than either of its two Nuits 1er cru stablemates and as a consequence will require a little more cellaring. Highly recommended’. (Burghound). Grivot has 0.76 ha of Les Pruliers, producing around 3,000 bottles in 2014.
£375/6bt IB - 6 bottles available
Chambolle Musigny La Combe d’Orveau 2014
A village lieu-dit La Combe d’Orveau is a hidden gem within Burgundy, this tiny plot sitting right up in the neck of the valley (Combe) very close to the Flagy-Echezeaux border. Here the soil is much thinner and rocky, and protected from cool winds by the forest and warmed by its southerly aspect. As one of the southern most Chambolle plots its a little more structured than its peers. ‘A restrained and airy nose features cool notes of both red and dark currant along with spice and floral hints. The mouthfeel is beautiful with silky and lacy flavours and a dash of mineralogy on the firm finish. This is a terrific village wine and comes highly recommended as a wine to drink while waiting for the Grivot 1er Crus to mature. Grivot has 0.62 ha of La Combe d’Orveau, producing around 2,500 bottles in 2014.
£225/6bt IB - 6 bottles available
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