Lafarge Beaune 1er cru Les Grèves 2016

Pinot Noir from Beaune, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France
JG 93
JM 93
CT 93
AM 91-93
WA 91-93
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Item # 339518

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$99.95
750ml
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93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): " I am very happy that I had my original information incorrect about this parcel of old vines when I wrote about the 2014 vintage, when I reported that the whole parcel was being replanted, when in fact, only a quarter of the parcel succumbed to the consistent barrage of hail here between 2010 and 2014 and had to be replanted. Consequently, three-quarters of this old parcel remains and celebrated its ninety-fifty birthday in 2016 with a simply superb bottle in the making. The nose offers up a pure and black fruity blend of black cherries, dark berries, gamebird, a superb base of minerality, bitter chocolate and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and full-bodied, with a lovely core, great focus and grip, suave, seamless tannins, bright acids and a very long, energetic and nascently complex finish. This is going to be lovely juice. 2026-2060. (Nov/Dec 2017)"

93 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Just two barrels from 95-year-old vines. Same colour as the Clos des Aigrots but with a much greater density of fruit, indeed a lovely heartwarming centre to it. Fine plump fruit and gracious finish, less acidity."

93 points CellarTracker.com community score.

91-93 points/'Sweet spot/Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(from vines that attained 95 years of age as of 2018). A denser and wonderfully fresh if brooding nose displays notes of earth-suffused plum, dark cherry and spice scents. The notably bigger, rich, more concentrated and powerful flavors brim with dry extract as the old vines are very much in evidence, all wrapped in a dusty and very firmly structured finale that delivers excellent depth and persistence. Patience will be required however. Drink: 2028+ (Apr 2018)"

91-93 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The 2016 Beaune 1er Cru Les Grèves comes from the oldest vines at the domaine, now some 95 years old. The fruit profile on the nose is a little darker than the Beaune Aigrots but just as well defined. Perhaps they are more tightly knit at the moment? The palate is very well balanced and the tannin less chalky than the Aigrots, but it compensates with more density and substance. It has a lovely dark berry and bay leaf finish. Give this 3 or 4 years in bottle and you will have a very delicious Les Grèves on your hands. Drink: 2019-2030. (Dec 2017)"
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93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): " I am very happy that I had my original information incorrect about this parcel of old vines when I wrote about the 2014 vintage, when I reported that the whole parcel was being replanted, when in fact, only a quarter of the parcel succumbed to the consistent barrage of hail here between 2010 and 2014 and had to be replanted. Consequently, three-quarters of this old parcel remains and celebrated its ninety-fifty birthday in 2016 with a simply superb bottle in the making. The nose offers up a pure and black fruity blend of black cherries, dark berries, gamebird, a superb base of minerality, bitter chocolate and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and full-bodied, with a lovely core, great focus and grip, suave, seamless tannins, bright acids and a very long, energetic and nascently complex finish. This is going to be lovely juice. 2026-2060. (Nov/Dec 2017)"

93 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Just two barrels from 95-year-old vines. Same colour as the Clos des Aigrots but with a much greater density of fruit, indeed a lovely heartwarming centre to it. Fine plump fruit and gracious finish, less acidity."

93 points CellarTracker.com community score.

91-93 points/'Sweet spot/Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(from vines that attained 95 years of age as of 2018). A denser and wonderfully fresh if brooding nose displays notes of earth-suffused plum, dark cherry and spice scents. The notably bigger, rich, more concentrated and powerful flavors brim with dry extract as the old vines are very much in evidence, all wrapped in a dusty and very firmly structured finale that delivers excellent depth and persistence. Patience will be required however. Drink: 2028+ (Apr 2018)"

91-93 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The 2016 Beaune 1er Cru Les Grèves comes from the oldest vines at the domaine, now some 95 years old. The fruit profile on the nose is a little darker than the Beaune Aigrots but just as well defined. Perhaps they are more tightly knit at the moment? The palate is very well balanced and the tannin less chalky than the Aigrots, but it compensates with more density and substance. It has a lovely dark berry and bay leaf finish. Give this 3 or 4 years in bottle and you will have a very delicious Les Grèves on your hands. Drink: 2019-2030. (Dec 2017)"
Product SKU 339518
Producer Lafarge
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côtes de Beaune
Appellation Beaune
Varietal Pinot Noir
Designation Premier Cru
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
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