95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2012 Griotte was still in cask and showing beautifully on the 14th, soaring from the glass in a classic blend of black cherries, sweet dark berries, grilled meat, a fine base of soil tones, a touch of dark chocolate, fresh herbs and a deft framing of cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite plush on the attack, with a sappy core, superb transparency, ripe tannins and excellent length and grip on the perfectly focused and very classy finish. I particularly like the way the intensity in this wine builds on the finish this year! 2022-2060. (Nov/Dec 2013)"
93-95 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "A sensual, beautifully lifted and aromatically expressive Burgundy, the 2012 Griotte-Chambertin wraps around the palate with pure finesse. Sweet rose petals, hard candy, mint and wild flowers flesh out in the glass, supported by fine, silky tannins and a gorgeous sense of balance. This is classic Griotte in its pure sensuality and grace. Drink: 2018-2032. (Jan 2014)"
92-95 points/'Don't miss!' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(from a .53 ha parcel). Very mild reduction can't completely suppress the beautifully elegant aromas of red currant, floral, spice and pungent earth aromas. There is a really lovely mouth feel to the equally mineral-driven and wonderfully refined medium-bodied flavors that possess terrific energy on the saline-inflected, balanced and superbly long finish. This harmonious effort is remarkably complex for such a young wine though note that the supporting tannins, while fine, are quite firm and this is going to require a lengthy stay in a cool cellar. Drink: 2027+. (Apr 2014)"
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