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2005 Jean Grivot - Vosne-Romanee

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / VOSNE-ROMANEE
  • 97 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 60772-2005-750-1A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    ($52) Good full red. Ripe aromas of cherry, minerals and rose petal. Sweet and juicy, with a bit less density than the Charmois. Bright red fruit and mineral flavors show a medicinal austerity on the back end, suggesting that this firmly tannic, solid wine will reward five or six years of aging.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2008
  • Burghound | Rating: 89

    A very Vosne spicy and elegant red and black fruit nose nuanced with hints of violets complements to perfection the seductive and velvety flavors that coat the mouth with ample amounts of sap to buffer the firm but buried tannins that surface on the suave finish. An excellent villages but note that patience will be required.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2008
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Bright crimson. Friendly nose - rather gentler and less dramatic than some other vintages from Grivot. Tannins insist towards the end, however. Bright, energetic, long-term wine.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 08-04-2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Red currant, raspberry and cinnamon notes mingle with the vibrant structure. Everything revolves around a beam of sweet fruit, with assertive tannins backing it up. In the end, it's balanced. Best from 2011 through 2020. 250 cases imported.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2005 Richebourg displays a fascinating and alluring bouquet of black raspberry, nutmeg, ginger, sandalwood, and marrow. It offers an incredibly spicy, intensely black-fruited, old vines impression in the mouth, coating the palate with silken folds of fruit yet gliding elegantly into a finish of dark berries, spice, raw meat, wet stone, and mineral salts. Like spading fertile earth, one turns up new, dark secrets with each sip. For all of its textural richness and ripeness of fruit, this superb Pinot preserves a certain |cool| restraint, with no superficial sweetness. It would be a shame to cellar this for fewer than 10-12 years.
    Author: David Schildknecht
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    Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Pinot Noir is a delicate, thin-skinned grape that is notoriously difficult to grow but unmatched in its ability to reflect its terroir. It is early-budding and early-ripening, and thus requires a cool climate. To achieve its best expression and maintain its delicate flavor profile, Pinot Noir demands great care in the vineyard, particular attention to yield management, and careful handling in the winery. Growers blessed with the patience, skill, and terroir to produce world-class Pinot Noir are greatly rewarded. Not only are these wines complex, age-worthy, and delicious, they also command some of the world’s highest prices.

    Old-World Pinot Noir most famously hails from Burgundy, where it is the only red variety permitted in the region. Techniques such as whole-bunch fermentation and barrel ageing, now common amongst high-quality Pinot Noir producers around the world, were pioneered by Burgundian winemakers. Age-worthy Pinot Noir from Burgundy tends to be high in acid, display low to medium tannins, and have red fruit flavors in youth that evolve into complex flavors of earth, game, cola, and truffle with age. Some of the most famous producers include Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Comte de Vogüé, Domaine Leroy, and Domaine Armand Rousseau.

    New-World Pinot Noir tends to grow in warmer climates and on newer vines than in the Old Word, producing wine that is more fruit-forward with flavors of red cherry, cranberry, and raspberry. The highest-quality wines come from moderate regions in California, particularly Sonoma and Carneros, and top producers include Marcassin, Kistler, and Kosta Browne.

    High acidity, low tannin, and low alcohol make Pinot Noir a versatile wine to pair. Spiced duck, fatty fish, grilled chicken, spicy foods, and anything with mushroom are just a few classic examples.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 95 bottles owned
    • 19 collectors