2015 Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne Romanee 1er Cru "Les Beaux Monts"

SKU #1353055 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts has a tightly-wound bouquet that needed some coaxing from the glass, eventually unfurling with enticing aromas of small red cherries, raspberry, crushed violets and a subtle slate-like scent. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, wonderful structure, an imperious Les Beaux Monts that stretches its wings towards the finish and delivers a quite compelling, vibrant, energetic finish with enormous depth. This is probably the best from this vineyard in 2015. (NM)  (12/2016)

96 points Wine Spectator

 This red offers ample ripe cherry, strawberry and currant aromas and flavors, well-meshed with a solid backbone and energy. Elegance is the theme, presenting a lingering finish that replays the fruit notes and adds a chalky, mineral element. Best from 2023 through 2045.  (5/2018)

94 points Vinous

 Good medium red. Aromas of raspberry, strawberry, spices and roast coffee show a slightly liqueur-like ripeness. Glyceral-thick and seamless but a bit more imploded and backward than the Boudots, conveying terrific spicy energy and thrust. Finishes with building, ripe tannins and harmonious acidity. Perhaps a bit less seductive today than it was from barrel in late 2016, but everything is in its proper place. This beauty just needs time.(ST)  (1/2018)

93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A discreet application of wood frames the slightly fresher exuberantly spicy and notably ripe aromas of dark currant, violet and Asian-style tea. The rich, sleek and mineral-driven flavors display focused power on the saline, punchy and strikingly long and linear finale. This beauty is quite firmly structured and will need at least a few years first.  (1/2018)

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Varietal:

Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
Specific Appellation:

Vosne Romanee

- This is the top of the Côte de Nuits. Home to the famous Grand Crus of Romanée, Romanée-Conti, Romanée St. Vivant, Richebourg, La Tâche, Echézeaux, Grands Echézeaux, and La Grand Rue, this village really makes you realize how much extraordinary wine can come from a tiny place. This is the home of quintessential Burgundy-deep, rich, refined and powerful.