Domaine Jean Grivot is among the great names in Burgundian wine. Étienne Grivot and his wife Marielle took over from Étienne’s father Jean Grivot in 1987, and were joined by their daughter Mathilde in 2017. Organic farming, dense vine planting, and hard work in the vineyard give a ripe concentrated style. The parcel of Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru was acquired by Étienne’s grandfather, Gaston Grivot, in 1919, and is situated in the middle of the vineyard and runs down to the lower wall. A good Clos de Vougeot should be a complete wine without any single feature standing out, a perfect balance of power, aroma, and flavor. This is the complete package with ripe flavors balanced with toasty baking spice and supple tannins. A wine that will age for at least another decade or two.
The 2017 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru displays attractive aromas of licorice and cassis that mingle with nuances of rose petal and incense, framed by a judicious touch of new wood. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and layered, with a broad-shouldered chassis of fine-grained tannins and the elegance and suppleness typical of the vintage, concluding with a sapid finish.