Vosne-Romanée 2011, Jean Grivot
Among the many unimpressive pinots from the shaky 2011 vintage, this Vosne 2011 from Domaine Jean Grivot stands out as a big success. I got the feeling that Etienne Grivot had managed to squeeze every drop of ripe grape juice out of his pinots and has produced an excellent village wine. You start with all of the raspberry plant, flowers, leaves, berries and stalks. It really sweetens up in the glass, there is aniseed and the wine is perfectly balanced, fresh and crunchy with fine fruit. Scores 22-25/30 for a Vosne. You will not find a better Vosne from the 2011 vintage. Photo shows the village of Vosne in July 2011.