Sunday 3 April 2016

Two 1973 1er Cru´s From Jean Grivot

These two were bought some time ago, and with tonights chicken breasts with a truffle, mustard and garlic sauce I thought it was time to open them. After all, after 43 year they should be ready for prime time drinking...

1973 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaumonts, Jean Grivot
A joy to sniff and sip! From the get go it has a wonderful nose of a mushroom forest, (over)ripe rowanberries, dried raspberries and compost. Very complex. Full of life even though it is fully mature. A high, pure nose. Kept on its toes all evening long. Very, very good.
The taste is delicate, mature and velvety with notes of dried raspberries, rosehips, parsnip and cooked rhubarb. A long, finely tuned, dry finish. Drinking perfectly with the chicken and on its own, soooo easy to empty this bottle. A great mature Burgundy.
93p   (tasted 2016/04)

1973 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Boudots, Jean Grivot
Horribly corked "#!!%¤&#!!

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