2020 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Jean Grivot

Clos de Vougeot might be a grand cru, but in the wrong hands it can be ungainly and heavy. In the hands of the Grivots, however, it is a finely woven, detailed and poised wine with beautiful power and length. Blood orange and violets perfume the nose, with a little tobacco spice and pepper on the palate spicing up the ripe red berry fruit. So sweetly tender, but also so powerful, with nicely detailed tannins.

Critic score
93/100
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Bottle
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£302.68
Case, 3 Bottles - 75cl
En primeur
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£908.04

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Clos de Vougeot (Grand Cru), Vougeot, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2038
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Organic
    Principally Organic
  • Classification
    Grand Cru
2020 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Jean Grivot

TASTING NOTES

The 2020 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru came across a little backward and surly on the nose compared the the Vosne-Romanées despite coaxing. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, fine definition, taut and fresh with a well-defined finish. Here, I actually find more in the mouth than on the nose, at least at the moment. Hopefully the aromatics will kick on during élevage.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2021)
(92—94)/100

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