I'm always a bit worried as to what I'll get when I open a Grivot from this era, but this worked out well:
- 2001 Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru (28/03/2021)
1/2, good cork (10% evenly soaked). Served at 14-15C.
Pale/medium garnet core, wide pale garnet/mahogany rim. Nose is quite earthy and mineral, becoming richer as it warms slightly with some mushroom and a touch of liquorice. Medium bodied on the palate, soil, mineral, spice, with underlying dark fruit, quite rich, certainly mellow with soft tannins then nice vibrant acidity carrying a good length finish with liquorice notes. Excellent, drinking well, no particular hurry. (92 pts.)