2009 Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Les Roncières"
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A ripe, spicy and earthy nose that possesses notes of dried herbs and floral hints gives way to intense, pure and beautifully detailed middle weight flavors that are given shape and support by very fine tannins and excellent length. This is not as powerful as the other Nuits 1ers in the range but it's easily the most refined and will almost certainly mature earlier as well.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Nuits St. Georges Roncieres bursts from the glass with a rush of explosive fruit. Intensely cool, mineral notes wrap around the fruit as this powerful wine shows off its considerable pedigree. Sweet floral and mineral notes appear over time, but it is pretty clear the Roncieres is beginning to close down in bottle. Readers will need to be patient, but there is so much stuffing here that it is only a matter of time before the Roncieres is ready to strut its stuff. This is a fabulous effort from Etienne and Marielle Grivot. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. Etienne Grivot’s 2009s were some of the most exciting wines I tasted on my most recent trip to Burgundy. (AG)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium red. Sexy aromas of raspberry, mocha, flowers and underbrush. Suave and silky in the mouth, showing a restrained sweetness and enticing cherry perfume lifted by a faint mineral note. Young and structured wine with a firm, dry finish. (ST)
Rich, silky and saturated with black cherry, blackberry, violet and mineral aromas and flavors, this red drips with personality and class. The compact tannins give a sense of place, as the aftertaste of cherry and spice leaves a mouthwatering impression. Best from 2014 through 2030. (BS)
93-95 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "Tasted out of barrel at the Domaine. The Ronciers has an exquisite bouquet with pure red-berried fruit, a touch of limestone and crushed rose petals. Very feminine. The palate has a great deal of finesse, to such an extent that it is more like a Vosne-Romanee than a Nuits. Very delicate, but paradoxically powerful and persistent on the silky smooth finish. This is wonderful." (03/2011)