Clos de Vougeot, Grand Cru
Domaine Jean Grivot

Clos de Vougeot, Grand Cru,



Domaine Jean Grivot, Clos de Vougeot, Grand Cru, 2009

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Domaine Jean Grivot, Clos de Vougeot, Grand Cru, 2009

Initially surly and brooding, this is a serious Grand Cru that packs a firm punch; powerful, gripping fruit flavours of dark berries, black cherries, plums, minerals with hints of spice and coal dust, a wine for laying down.

Antonio Galloni, Vinous
The Clos de Vougeot is gorgeous in 2009. This is an especially dark, brooding Clos Vougeot. Dark red cherries, plums, tar and licorice are some of the many notes that take shape in this explosive, beguiling Burgundy. The sheer energy and drive make the Clos Vougeot a standout. Graphite, mint and licorice linger on the pointed, focused finish.
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Domaine Jean Grivot

Domaine Jean Grivot

Etienne Grivot succeeded his father, Jean, in 1987, and today presides over 15 hectares of vines spread accross Nuits, Vosne, Vougeot and Echézeaux. This is one of the modern-day, benchmark Burgundian domaines. The estate’s densely-planted old vines (the average age is 40 years old) produce naturally-low yields and, together with Etienne’s organic approach to viticulture and sensitive winemaking, result in vivid, pure, very well-balanced Burgundies. The wines are much more softly extracted than when Etienne first started, the winemaking is incredibly flexible, depending on the vintage, but usually only 5% of stalks are retained, and rarely more than a third of the barrels are new. Daughter Mathilde and son Hubert have committed to working at the Domaine and have taken on more responsibility from Etienne since 2017, so the estate's future seems secure. A reference point Burgundy Domaine.

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