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2007 Boisset Jean-Claude, Nuits St.Georges LavièresJul. 2011
Medium medium-plus colour. The nose has a floral aspect that vies with a deep core of perfumed red fruit. Fresh enough and shows a little more fat than the Morey at it’s side. Just a little fine tannin and a long line of fruit and mineral flavour that runs through the core into the finish. The flavour expands nicely in the finish – a baby peacock. Very lovely and very tasty in a ripe but fresh-enough fruit style – quite rare this in 2007!
2007 Boisset Jean-Claude, Nuits St.Georges LavièresJul. 2009
From vines next to those of Leroy. Low yields on 07 – theoretically they could harvest 8 barrels – but they have only 4 – one of which was a new barrel. Medium, medium-plus colour. Chunkier red-fruit aromas that show good depth. Full, fleshy, ripe tannins and very good flavour. I’d say that this is of decent 1er cru quality – another wine to check pricing…
1996 Grivot Jean, Nuits St.Georges LavièresMar. 2006
Medium-plus ruby-red, fading to salmon-pink. The nose is high toned and a little diffuse, just an edge of caramel perhaps. Smooth, with some concentration and way above average length for a villages, but ends just a little ‘wishy-washy’ – I wouldn’t say that the acidity dominates, but given another 5 year, it might.
1996 Grivot Jean, Nuits St.Georges LavièresJul. 2005
Deep colour, more garnet than ruby. The nose is quite meaty and fresh. The tannins, whilst not bad in texture, still require a couple or three years. Decent fruit concentration, and the 1996 acidity carries this wine much more interestingly than the previous ’95 Vosne. Today at least, this is a more appealing package for the acid-lovers amongst us.
1999 Grivot Jean, Nuits St.Georges LavièresNov. 2004
Medium plus colour. Deep black fruit surrounded by a dry, spicy oak note – nice. The palate is concentrated, showing black fruit – almost a black olive note – very good acidity and decent length. The tannins have a little grain and a little bitterness too. This is certainly in the Grivot vernacular, extracted and needing a little time. With aeration the black fruit starts to take on a plum aspect, indeed if the the tannins were a bit thicker and more velvetty you could probably convince someone that this is a merlot! I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt, and I’ll also give my other two bottles several years.
1996 Grivot Jean, Nuits St.Georges LavièresNov. 2004
Medium plus colour without obvious aging. The nose still betrays a little oak, otherwise high-toned black fruit, some sweetness too. Lots and lots of fruit on the palate and a reasonable balance between the succulence of the fruit and acidity vs the more drying and slightly bitter tannins. Starts a little disjointed but puts on a better show after half an hour or so if a little moth puckering.
1998 Grivot Jean, Nuits St.Georges LavièresJul. 2004
Drunk after the Potel villages NSG. Darker ruby colour. The nose shows a blacker complexion to the fruit and a fleeting trace of oak. The palate shows an equally black face, good acidity and dry, furry tannin. Opens up nicely with aeration and the tannin seems to show more and more subtlety. I’d say this has a little more potential than the average villages – perhaps like the ’96 that I’ve got in the cellar.
1990 Faiveley Joseph, Nuits St.Georges LavièresDec. 2002
Medium ruby colour, no obvious aging. Nose has forward red and black cherry notes plus some meatiness. Good acidity and still a firm though smooth tannic structure. Reasonably long too. Currently still a baby, I’m not sure if it will gain in complexity though. A very good wine.
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