Domaine Jean Grivot Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2004

Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France

Item No. 91115
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2002
  • RP95
  • WS94
  • ST92

Winemaker's Notes

The emphasis here is always on exceptionally pure, elegant, finely etched Pinot Noir fruit. Jean Grivot wines are well-balanced, and never too alcoholic or tannic. They are consistently among Burgundy's best, and drink well young, but also have the unusual quality of aging very nicely. The better vintages of the Premiers and Grands Crus last up to 12 years.

"Good full medium red. Aromas of cherry, raspberry and red licorice lifted by a floral topnote. Lush and broad in texture but a bit youthfully inexpressive, showing less early sweetness than most of the 2004s at this address."
-International Wine Cellar

"This has aggressive tannins now, and needs air to reveal its mocha, cherry, spice and mineral notes, yet shows a purity like a beam from start to finish."
-Wine Spectator

90-92 points Allen Meadows ( "Grivot said that the malo had only just finished 3 weeks before my visit and the nose reflects it as the heavy reduction rendered the nose almost impossible to read. The big, rich and youthfully austere flavors are bold, intense, powerful and chewy with an earthy, well-structured and impressively long finish."

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The Grivots originally came from the Jura, but established themselves in Burgundy at the time of the French revolution. They first settled in Nuits-St.-Georges, later moving into Vosne-Romanee. While Burgundian tradition concentrates primarily on vineyards and viticulture, the Grivot family realized quite early on that oenology was equally important in producing fine wines, and...

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The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...

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Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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