Domaine Jean Grivot Echezeaux Grand Cru 2004

Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France

Item No. 91111
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • RP96
  • 2002
  • RP95
  • ST93
  • 1999
  • RP94

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.

91-93 points Allen Meadows ( "Quite spicy and pure with unusually elegant black fruit aromas nuanced by tea, leather, anise, clove and jasmine that give way to supple, sweet, mouth coating and dusty medium full flavors that culminate in a finish that offers striking power and length plus ample punch. This is an Echézeaux of finesse and understatement with a clarity of expression that approaches the crystalline."

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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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