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Domaine Jean Grivot Richebourg Grand Cru 2016 750ml

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WA 96-98 "The 2016 Richebourg Grand Cru was not touched at all by the frost, so there are the full five barrels this year (sometimes it can be six). It has a majestic bouquet with ample blackberry, raspberry preserve and brown spice scents, later a touch of white flowers and truffle. This is so mercurial in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin. This is beautifully focused, tensile and brimming with energy, yet it remains linear, almost aloof right to the finish, a covert sign that it should not be broached for at least a decade like most great Richebourgs. An aristocrat. You know, pity the poor pro Burgundy reviewer. We spend hours in ice-cold cellars, fingers fighting off hypothermia as they bash away at the keyboard precariously balanced between two barrels. Thankfully, the likes of Etienne Grivot have constructed cozy, warm tasting rooms with tables and chairs, even Wi-Fi. Perhaps none have the eye-catching view over the backyard of DRC and beyond like this address, but it does make tasting a damn lot easier. And when the wines are the caliber of Grivot, then it makes the whole thing an enjoyable experience. (NM)" (12/2017)

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