1995 Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Les Boudots"
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Excellent red-ruby. Aromatic, more sauvage nose features cassis, nuts, leather, game and earth. Slightly jammy raspberry flavor complicated by a hint of menthol. Dense, supple, broad and concentrated, but a bit musclebound today, with the backbone of the wine hiding its flesh. But the firm tannins are in harmony with the wine. 'My wines at their best combine power and elegance,' says Grivot; this one is a prime example. (ST)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
An expressive nose is composed of menthol, spice, game, earth and full-on secondary fruit aromas. The supple, round, delicious and concentrated medium-bodied flavors possess solid depth though the finish is slightly clipped and a bit tough. While this is certainly attractive in its fashion the tannins are not completely resolved and thus it could be held further. That said, I doubt that the fruit will still be there when the structure has sufficiently softened and thus I would be inclined to be drinking this sooner than later with an appropriate dish. For the record this will hold for years to come, particularly in magnum format, but again, the fruit is very unlikely to outlive the tannic spine.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Potentially outstanding, the ruby-colored and well-delineated Nuits-St.-Georges Les Boudots offers a mineral and blueberry-filled nose as well as a highly-structured, masculine, medium-to-full-bodied, and oily-textured palate packed with concentrated sweet cherries. (PR)
Big and bruising, this muscular Nuits is tightly locked behind a wall of tannins, but shows good depth of blackberry and cassis flavors. Try in 2002. (PM)