Beaune 1er Cru Les Greves

2016 Beaune 1er Cru Les Greves De Montille

  • Classification:
    1er Cru
  • Color:
  • Appellation:
    Beaune 1er Cru Les Greves
  • Volume:
  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    OC x 6
  • Stock Location:
    Hong Kong
Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 88-91 (2018 Apr.)

A more deeply pitched and much earthier nose is comprised by notes of plum, violet and a whiff of game. There is fine volume and punch to the more powerful medium-bodied flavors that possess better depth and persistence though here too there is a trace of dryness though it is less evident.

Vinous - Score: 88-91 (2018 Jan.)

(vinified with one-third whole clusters and aged in 20% new oak; from vines averaging 40 years of age, with some as old as 70; 30% of the crop was lost to frost): Medium red. Ripe cherry on the nose. Offers a bit more stuffing and sweetness than the Perrières, along with some floral and herbal notes, but the essentially soft middle palate turns distinctly firmer and more medicinal toward the back. Finishes with dusty tannins and a repeating herbal quality. This wine will need further élevage--and time in bottle--to come into harmony.