Grivot Bourgogne Rouge 2013
As wine lovers, we travel hopefully.
When we purchase, we have an idea what might await us at the end of that particular rainbow, but rarely does it truly deliver.
I bought a case of Grivot Bourgogne Rouge 2013 in 2015 for £25 per bottle.
This is his least celebrated wine, the best that year that was offered was his Vosne Romanee 1ere Cru Suchots at £148 per bottle.
My offering last night, exceeded my expectations exponentially, and I found it without the assistance of Vinous nor The Advocate.
Decanted, and left for 3 hours; on initial tasting it was quite lovely.
Cherries all the way, restrained with a nice streak of acidity at the front end, medium bodied and building through the centre and I promise you, a slightly bitter cherry stone finish that persisted for minutes!! The paleness of colour of the wine, belied the actuality - you really had to be there!!
The best bit was over several hours, it became a little ethereal. The components were all there, but a quite delicious lightness of touch emerged that left me a little in awe of this generic bottle. Speculating, I may have got some miss-labelled bottles, I have no idea. Reading notes from revered reviewers, you are not meant to drink a “simple and inexpensive” Bourgogne Rouge, seven years - post vintage. The fruit will have faded etc is the received wisdom.
Maybe, I just won the Sunday Night Wine Lottery. lol
So, if you still have some of Grivot’s Bourgogne Rouge 2013, then in my humble and untutored opinion - I cannot imagine this bottle getting any better, so throat away!!