2012 Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Aux Boudots"
The Nuits St. Georges Aux Boudots is the richest and most voluptuous of the 2012 Nuits 1er Crus. Sweet raspberry, cinnamon, mint, new leather and licorice resonate off the palate in a generous, open Nuits loaded with class and pure textural volume. Flowers, dried herbs and mint add complexity over time. The 2012 should drink well with minimum cellaring because of its pure generosity and volume, but it also has more than enough stuffing to age well for a number of years. This is a great example of the Grivot house style at its very best. (AG)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good bright red. A sexy point of reduction to the aromas of wild dark cherry, smoke and violet. Offers a lovely blend of silky Vosne-side elegance and Nuits wildness and structure, showing superb clarity and cut to its flavors of wild small red berries. Finishes very long and juicy, with a firm spine of acids and tannins and lingering perfume. (ST)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
As it was from barrel this is still noticeably reduced so if you're tempted to try a bottle in the name of science be sure to decant it first. This is a big and very rich wine with good muscle and punch to the well-detailed flavors that possess a lovely sense of underlying tension on the austere, balanced and strikingly long finish. This is a robust effort that in 2012 is more Nuits than Vosne in character. Note that my score assumes that the reduction is a passing phase.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted blind at the annual "Burgfest" tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru les Boudots from Etienne Grivot has a touch of reduction on the nose although underneath there lies attractive black cherry and dark plum fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded tannin, slightly lower in acidity and perhaps missing the finesse and detail of its peers. Possibly a little over-macerated? Give this a few more years to develop because there is real substance here and even in the glass, it seems to gain detail and precision. (NM)
Bright and focused, exhibiting cherry, raspberry, tea and earth notes. The succulent acidity persists through the long, spice-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2017 through 2028. (BS)
Much more aromatic quality than their village level Nuits-St-Georges and Vosne-Romanée. Succulent, opulent, juicy, expressive. Fine red cherry and redcurrant fruit. Grand. (RH)