jean grivot 1995 nuits les lavières

Jean Grivot 1995 Nuits St.Georges Les Lavières
Jean Grivot 1995 Nuits St.Georges Les Lavières

After a 1995 that needed to work on its charm, here’s one that did exactly that – it took about an hour:
1995 Jean Grivot, Nuits St.Georges Les Lavièrestry to find this wine...
The colour has quite some garnet maturity, but it’s bright and appealing. The nose starts a little meaty, but with about 45 minutes of aeration it centres itself on slightly spicy red-skinned plum – but not in any way heavy. Likewise the palate is quite stodgy for about 1 hour, but little-by-little it becomes fresher, helped by penetrating but smooth acidity that amplifies high toned dark red fruits on the palate. It seems to slowly sweeten, the tannin is background but encases everything in a very thin astringent coating – actually quite a nice effect. Slowly lingering with a trace of warmth. I slowly warmed to this, it was quite aloof and even unknit when opened, but was worth the wait.
Rebuy – Yes

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