Clos de Vougeot 2013 Jean Grivot
€ 180,29 (incl. Vat)
Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits
The 2013 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru has a tightly wound bouquet at the moment, with touches of blackberry and briary at first, segueing into more red fruit aromas with aeration. This is quite mercurial at present. The palate is chewy on the entry and it feels grippy in the mouth thanks to its bold tannins, but it is backed up by sufficient black, peppery fruit on the finish. This should turn out to be quite an assertive but pleasurable Clos Vougeot from Jean Grivot.
Poor Mathilde Grivot. Opening the door of their office, Jean’s hop-along daughter and assistant winemaker was on crutches. I enquired what happened. Turns out that she had stumbled over a tube from one of the vats and twisted her ankle, one of those accidents where you rue how something so banal renders you incapacitated. Fortunately, their winery has a lift in which she can enter the barrel cellar, although on this occasion I set myself up in the vat-room and Jean ran back and forth with samples assembled in proportions of new and used oak representative of the final blend.
Dark crimson. Rather broad and glorious on the nose. Rich (and that is not a common descriptor in 2013). Pretty firmly structured but with lots of interesting flesh within the framework.?