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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