($92) Medium red. Wild aromas of red fruits and truffle. Sweet, lively and stuffed with cherry and spice flavors. Very nicely balanced, vibrant 2005 that finishes long and juicy, with firm but pliant tannins. Excellent for this bottling, and built to age.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2008
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91
From a site adjoining Les Pruliers, Grivot's 2005 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Roncieres offers the nose ripe cherry and black raspberry, roasted meats and a pungent herb-flower-spice melange. On the palate, this counter poses an invigorating brightness and subtle tartness of fruit with mouth-coating richness and a silken texture. We're up to 40% new wood already, but I would never have thought about it for a moment had Grivot not mentioned the fact. This elegant, long Pinot from an underrated site should improve over at least a 3-6 year period.
Author: David Schildknecht
Wine Spectator | Rating: 89
Perfumed and silky, this is a 05 with polish but also density. Floral, wild herb, cherry and spice notes interplay before the firm tannins arrive on the finish. A touch dry in the end. 50 cases imported.
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Burghound | Rating: 91
Pretty red and black pinot fruit nuanced with earth and violet hints lead to sweet, delicious and punchy flavors that possess good detail on the delineated and mineral-infused finish supported by sophisticated and relatively fine tannins. Lovely and serious and built for the long haul. Recommended.