Beaune 1er Cru "Grèves" 2016, de Montille

Beaune-Grèves is a fairly large premier cru vineyard in the mid-slope and is generally priced reasonably. This Beaune-Grèves 2016 from the highly respected de Montille domaine has an attractive plum purple colour. The nose is very pretty, perfumed, violets, definitely floral. There is pleasant pinot fruit on the palate, fresh black currant, red currant. It's dry and rather lean. Doesn't have the fruit weight or tannins to suggest ageing potential beyond 2020. Scores 68-72/100. A 12 bottle case in bond costs £580 which is £60.60 per bottle retail. Ergo my point about the 2016 Burgundy vintage that you are generally better off buying more 2015s or waiting for better quality (and likely less expensive) 2017 reds. 


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