Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits Saint Georges "Les Ronciere" 1er Cru 2012 (Burgundy, France) - [BH 90-92] [VM 91+] [WS 90] [RP 88-90]

Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits Saint Georges "Les Ronciere" 1er Cru 2012
(Burgundy, France) - [BH 90-92] [VM 91+] [WS 90] [RP 88-90]

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About the Wine:
Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Ronciére 1er cru lies in the "Zone de Saint-Georges" or central section of Nuits-Saint-Georges near the town itself. Ronciére takes its name because the soil is so poor that it is said only "ronces" (mulberries) can grow there. It is produced from a 0.5-hectare parcel from vines planted in 1959.

Tasting Notes:
The wine shows aromas and flavors of red berries, herbs, and purple flowers. The palate is rich with ripe fruit and medium weight with bright acidity and fine tannins. Aging in 30-60% new Burgundian piéce brings notes of vanilla, toast, and baking spices.

Food Pairing:
Red Burgundy might be the world's most flexible food wine. The wine's high acidity, medium body, medium alcohol, and low tannins make it very food-friendly. Red Burgundy, with its earthy and sometimes gamey character, is a classic partner to roasted game birds, grilled duck breast, and dishes that feature mushrooms, black truffles, or are rich in umami.

Ratings & Reviews

90-92 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"A different form of reduction is present here though the effect is the same in that the nose cannot be properly evaluated. The detailed, pure and energetic medium-bodied flavors possess good intensity before terminating in a saline and ever-so-slightly rustic finish. The tannic spine is well-integrated and this should amply reward mid-term cellaring yet be approachable after only 5 years or so of bottle age." (Jan 15, 2014)

91+ Points - Vinous Media:
"Medium red. Aromas of ripe red cherry and menthol are lifted by pungent minerality. More gripping and less obviously sweet than the 2013 version of this wine, showing excellent saline energy and considerable finesse. Finishes vibrant, spicy, classically dry and long, with a touch of sweetness arriving late. Not an aggressive style but Grivot described it as "monastic." Shows excellent potential." - Stephen Tanzer (Mar 2015)

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Black cherry, violet, spice and earth flavors are matched with a juicy texture and firm structure in this charming, fruity red. Shows harmony in an elegant style. Best from 2016 through 2025. 25 cases imported." - BS (Issue May 31, 2015)

88-90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2012 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Roncieres possesses a very expressive bouquet whereby the soil's gravelly composition is articulated through its tertiary and somehow "spacious" nose. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry. It is well balanced with supple tannins, hints of orange rind infusing the black and red berry fruits with a forward, slightly showy finish tinged with iodine. This should be a generous Nuits with plenty of fruite." - (Dec 2013)