2014 Nuits-St Georges, Les Roncières, 1er Cru, Domaine Jean Grivot

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Fine, bright, deep purple, this has a touch of oak a long with suave deep fruit. There are damsons – sweet, ripe and juicy – yet such a fresh, uncomplicated finish. This will be thrilling in the medium term. Étienne Grivot reports better yields in 2014, about halfway between the miserable crops of the previous four vintages and what would count as a very good year. The grapes are de-stemmed but preserved fully intact using the newest model of destemmer. They were totally healthy in 2014 and Mathilde Grivot describes the wines as being accessible, fresh, yet still complex. We would add that th