EXTREME Grand Cru Value! 2008 Grivot Clos de Vougeot

Posted by Ian McFadden

Extreme Grand Cru Value,

"Extremely Impressive"
2008 Grivot Clos de Vougeot
Incredible Pricing for the Holidays!

Over the past ten years, Etienne Grivot has taken his family's domaine to new heights, while the pricing has remained down to earth.

This is the Holy Grail, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the four-leafed clover that is always referenced, seldom found.

Burgundy, which was never cheap, has seen price increases that sort of boggle the mind; the top producers' village-level wines can now clock in at three figures.

The Burgundy lover has to dig a little deeper, look a little harder, to find value - BUT VALUE IS OUT THERE!

Today, in perfect time for the holiday we unleash an awesome parcel of Grivot's 2008 Grand Cru Clos de Vougeot at ridiculously low pricing.

This is one of those insider wines, a Clos de Vougeot that rubs shoulders with the trophies of the vintage: Leroy at $1,000+, Chateau de la Tour at $150+. Seriously, check out the Burghound review (and score!).

This is an estate on the serious up-and-up, a vintage that shimmers with purity, a winemaker who has killer holdings in Clos de Vougeot (50-year-old vines) and styles his wines with depth and complexity.

Burghound focuses, as one should, on this old-vine material. He notes, the wine's "full-bodied and textured flavors that exude an overt muscularity on the equally explosive finish."

As we mentioned above, in recent years, Etienne Grivot has really ratcheted the estate's quality up. He's capitalized on impressive holdings in places like Richbourg, Clos de Vougeot, Echezeaux and Beaux Monts and honed the estate's style. He's taken the signature powerful dark fruits and endowed them with a new level of polish and sophistication.

Grivot's 2008 Clos de Vougeot clearly shows the returns that these efforts have yielded. It's easily one of the best editions of the wine we've tasted. It's worth noting that this is a vintage NOT short of structure - for those with room in the cellar, tucking away a six pack or two will pay off serious dividends in the future.

Burgundy prices have been on a steady march northward, particularly Grand Crus. It's nice to be able to offer a Grand Cru Burgundy at relatively gentle pricing. At today's prices, this is one of the smartest buys we've come across.

As such, we're expecting a pretty quick sell out. Please give us your ideal order and we'll give you the best allocation we can!

To order, please email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits