2013 Domaine Perrot Minot Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru
Allen Meadows - Burghound
This is also very floral with a mix of violet, lilac and rose adding a touch of elegance to the ripe and fresh notes of red currant and gentle earth nuances. There is a lovely refined impression to the delicious, intense and sleekly muscular medium weight flavors that also possess a relatively silky mouth feel, all wrapped in a lingering and balanced finish. If this can add depth it should merit the upper portion of my predicted range.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright full red. Subdued, refined aromas of raspberry, stone, rose petal and red licorice. Sappy, stylish and light on its feet; in a distinctly feminine, red-fruity, almost Chambolle-like style. A very fine-grained, filigree grand cru with lovely vibrant length and subtle perfume.
The 2013 Griotte-Chambertin comes across as a bit compact and less aromatically expressive that most wines in the range. Bright red cherry, cranberry, mint, flowers and spices are all nicely delineated in the glass, while hints of white pepper and tangerine add an element of exoticism that is quite appealing.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru, which is raised in one 1-year-old and one 2-year-old barrel, is endowed with a perfumed nose with brambly red fruits mixed with potpourri: fine definition and it gains intensity with aeration. The palate is very energetic on the entry, underpinned by fine chalky tannins and a citric thread of acidity. This is quite an intense Griotte, one that is obdurately linear and uncompromising on the finish, thus it deserves three or four years in bottle at a minimum when it may warrant a higher mark. (NM)