Robert Parker – 91
Blond tobacco, faded lily, iris, blackberry, red currant, and rhubarb on the nose of Grivot’s 2008 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Pruliers lead to a bright, invigoratingly tart and saline yet creamily-textured palate underlain by marrowy-rich meat stock. Abundant, fine-grained tannin does nothing to halt either the flow of primary fruit juiciness or of saliva in response. A hint of cherry pit bitterness and savory salinity help extend the finish. Grivot is managing to capture a vivacious, almost delicate side of Nuits-St.-Georges, especially evident in this instance. I wouldn’t be surprised to witness this take on depth with time, and certainly expect it will be worth following for at least 10-12 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022
JancisRobinson.com – 16.0
Before Grivot’s prices went even more skywards..? Sweet, easy and correct on the nose. The structure of the wine is still pretty firm and there’s still a backbone of tannin. This is sturdy but impressively persistent.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026