($90) Saturated, deep red-ruby color. Raspberry, maraschino cherry and tarry oak on the slightly jammy yet vibrant nose, along with a note of underbrush. This boasts a liqueur-like, creamy sweetness, with outstanding density and ripeness. Here's the '47 side of the vintage in spades, with just enough acidity to avoid coming off as heavy. Thanks to its extreme ripeness and thickness of texture, this is already approachable. It should last on its sheer phenolic material.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2006
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18
Deep, concentrated crimson. Slight cheesiness. Really fruity and lively and rich. Tannins well hidden. Chewy, but convincing.
Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95
I was wowed by Grivot's 2003 Vosne-Romanee Beaux Monts. Sporting a nose of violets, roses, raspberries, and red cherries, it is powerful, mouth-coating, and intense. An expansive, medium to full-bodied, muscular wine of considerable depth, it is dominated by candied red fruit flavors. This harmonious beauty is jam-packed with exquisitely ripe, chewy tannin that will require - and reward - cellaring.
Author: Pierre Rovani
Wine Spectator | Rating: 87
There's nice blackberry flavor here, with a hint of ginger, but it's buried in tough, dominating tannins. Not enough fruit for the tannins. 150 cases made.