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2011 Jean Grivot Richebourg

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8238383 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$1,275

RATINGS

97The Wine Advocate

...just gets more and more complex in the glass... everything here is in its right place and there is precision all the way to the precise & tensile finish. Which '11 Burgundy got the highest average score out of 250 tasted blind? This one.

95Burghound.com

...broad array of spice, black fruit liqueur and red currant... mineral-inflected large-scaled & muscular... a suave mouth feel on the driving, intense & gorgeously well-balanced finish that just goes on and on. This is very classy juice...

94-96Vinous / IWC

An explosive, full-bodied wine, the Richebourg bursts from the glass with blue and black fruits, violets and white pepper. A complex, multi-dimensional wine, the Richebourg boasts stunning depth and power married to pure elegance.

93Wine Spectator

A slight reduction covers the black currant, black cherry and spice aromas and flavors, all matched to a racy frame, with latent mineral and spice notes lingering on the long aftertaste. Rich and supple...

PRODUCER

Jean Grivot

Domaine Jean Grivot is a 42-acre domaine in Clos de Vougeot, in Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits. The Grivot family has been growing grapes and producing wine in the area since the 17th century. Today the estate is run by Etienne Grivot who worked in viticulture in California and other regions of France before taking over the estate. Domaine Jean Grivot has Grand Cru parcels in Richebourg, Clos de Vougeot and Echezeaux, and Premier Crus in Vosne-Romanee and Nuits-Saints-Georges. Clive Coates describes the estate as “one of the great domaines of Burgundy. Everything is done in the vineyard with respect for the quality and life of the soil.”

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanee, Richebourg

Richebourg is an 18.3-acre Grand Cru pinot noir vineyard in the Cote de Nuits, within the commune of Vosne-Romanee. The vineyard lies just to the north of La Romanee and Romanee-Conti and is situated at elevations from 260 to 280 meters. The soil is a clay, pebble, limestone and sand mixture. Richebourg includes the subsection of Les Veroilles-sous-Richebourg. Principal landholders of Richebourg are Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, with 8.78 acres; Leroy, with 1.95 acres; and Gros Frere et Soeur, with 1.73 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.