95 points

Domaine Jean Grivot 2004 Richebourg Pinot Noir (Richebourg)

This will need years to develop fully—15 to 20 years probably. For now, it is firmly tannic, very dry and powerful, with juicy fruit and acidity somewhere in there. The elements are not yet knitted together. When they are, this will be a stupendous wine.

 — R.V.   Published 3/1/2007
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94 points

Domaine Jean Grivot 2004 Clos de Vougeot Pinot Noir (Clos de Vougeot)

Owner of one of the largest parcels of Clos de Vougeot, Grivot makes one of the benchmark wines from the vineyard. This starts out dry to taste, but then there is an explosion of strawberry and red currant fruits as the tannins fall back to reveal a wine that, while big, is certainly not overwhelming—leave that to…

 — R.V.   Published 3/1/2007
93 points

Domaine Jean Grivot 2004 Pinot Noir (Echézeaux)

The wine tastes from the center outwards, the reverse of peeling fruit. It leads from the rich fruit that is at the heart and goes outwards towards tannins, new wood and spice. It all comes together on the finish. This is a wine of importance and stature.

 — R.V.   Published 3/1/2007
93 points

Domaine Jean Grivot 2002 Clos de Vougeot Pinot Noir (Clos de Vougeot)

This is a hugely firm wine, packed with tannins, giving nothing away at this stage. But somewhere deep beneath all this solidity is great fruit, ripe with flavors of sweet strawberries. This is going to be a long-aging wine.

 — R.V.   Published 9/1/2004
91 points

Domaine Jean Grivot 2004 Les Boudots Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Nuits-St.-Georges)

Right at the northern end of Nuits-St.-Georges, this premier cru vineyard combines the elegance of neighboring Vosne-Romanée with the more savage character of Nuits. There is a wild, rustic element, plus rounded black fruits and delicious freshness under the rich tannins.

 — R.V.   Published 3/1/2007
90 points

Domaine Jean Grivot 2004 Les Beaux Monts Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Vosne-Romanée)

Starts with firm fruits, showing more tannin than fruitiness. Then those fruits begin to shine and glow through the structure, although on the finish the dryness returns along with some new wood flavors.

 — R.V.   Published 3/1/2007
89 points

Domaine Jean Grivot 2004 Pinot Noir (Vosne-Romanée)

This is a very rounded wine, balancing the dusty and dryish tannins against the sweet, fresh, juicy fruit. On the finish is the acidity—a great lift of freshness and lightness.

 — R.V.   Published 3/1/2007
89 points

Domaine Jean Grivot 2004 Roncière Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Nuits-St.-Georges)

Just on the south side of the city of Nuits Saint-Georges, this vineyard seems to produce earthy, dry wines that need years to open up. This wine has those qualities, along with a mineral, herbal character. Don’t touch it for at least five years.

 — R.V.   Published 3/1/2007