Domaine Jean Grivot Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2013 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Cote de Nuits, France) - [WE 96] [WS 91]

Domaine Jean Grivot Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2013 [1.5L MAGNUM]
(Cote de Nuits, France) - [WE 96] [WS 91]

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Notes From the Winemaker:
Clos de Vougeot grand cru was acquired by Étienne’s grandfather, Gaston Grivot, in 1919. The total holding is 4.6 acres from the middle of the vineyard to the lower wall, and the average vine age is 40 years old. A good Clos de Vougeot should be a complete wine without any single feature standing out. It is a perfect balance of power, aroma, and flavor.

The grapes are destemmed, and maceration à froid usually lasts just a day or two. The alcoholic fermentation is spontaneous, and malolactic fermentation occurs in barrel. Depending on the vintage, the proportion of new oak is around 40-45% percent for the grand crus.

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 40-70% new Burgundian pièce 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

96 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"This offers a firm, dense structure, with dark tannins and big, ripe, opulent fruits. At the same time the elegance that is the hallmark of the domaine is equally present with stylish red fruits and a velvet texture. The wine needs to age to be at its peak, although it is beautiful now. Drink from 2020." Roger Voss (12/31/2015)

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Black cherry, black currant, licorice and subtle wood smoke flavors grace this elegant, intense red. Needs some time to find equilibrium, yet finishes long. Best from 2019 through 2030. 70 cases imported." - BS (May 31, 2016)

"The 2013 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru seems to have closed down since I last tasted it - broody and introverted, certainly surpassed by Grivot's two excellent Nuits Saint-Georges tasted alongside. The palate is medium-bodied, grippy and backward with a sullen finish. I have never been keen on this particular wine and that has not changed. Tasted at Goedhuis & Co.'s annual Burgundy tasting in London. " - Neal Martin (May 2019)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Tasted blind at Fine & Rare Wines' Clos Vougeot tasting, the 2013 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru from Domaine Jean Grivot has a slight metallic element on the nose that implies just a little reduction, although it seems to blow off with time and there are some decent cranberry and wild strawberry notes underneath. The palate is smooth on the entry with ripe, rounded tannin. There is impressive volume to this Clos Vougeot, though like several others, it needs to evolve more complexity and precision on the finish. Give this 3-4 years to develop in bottle. I don't think this is Etienne's strongest card in 2013." - Neal Martin (29th Nov 2015)