2009 Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Aux Boudots"
Allen Meadows - Burghound
*Outstanding* In 2009, the nose is more Vosne than Nuits with ample amounts of spice to the very ripe liqueur of cassis and red cherries that gives way to highly complex, intense and concentrated medium weight plus flavors that culminate in a rich, suave and superbly long finish. This is right at the limit of what I personally prefer in terms of ripeness but many will find this to be highly seductive.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Nuits St. Georges Aux Boudots, from a parcel next to Malconsorts in Vosne, exudes a deep, baritone expression of dark fruit. Sensual and beguiling, the Boudots shows plenty of gravitas in its dark fruit, spices, menthol and new leather. The fruit powers through towards an inevitable crescendo on the finish. This is a hugely impressive wine from Grivot. (AG)
This juicy red shows both grip and a seamless texture as the wild cherry, berry and spice flavors play out on the finish. The tannins erupt in the end, but are eventually matched by sweet fruit. Distinctive. (BS)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good full medium red. Very ripe, distinctly dark aromas of black cherry, blackberry and violet. Sweet, seamless and concentrated, with more of a fruit compote character than the Roncieres is displaying. No shortage of energy here but a bit easy today for premier cru. The fine dusting of tannins and obvious sweetness will give this significant immediate appeal. Grivot believes he picked this wine two days too late, adding that "the secret of 2009 was not to harvest too late." The Roncieres, he added, is more complex even if it needs time. (ST)
Lots of fresh fruit but a nice savoury edge to the aroma. Creamy blueberry soft fruit but there’s enough energy to lift it beyond sweetness. Smooth, supple and long. (JH)