Good news: 2016 is a seriously delicious vintage in Burgundy.
Bad news: There is a serious shortage of wine.
Jancis Robinson – Financial Times.
With the current prices for top Burgundy through the roof, the village of Givry has become a spot to examine for sumptuous, spirited and delicious Burgundy. It sports a number of premier Cru vineyards that cover about a sixth of its total area; today’s offer comes from one of these vineyards which is considered to be the best in the region. At just 1.5 ha in size, La Grand Berge vineyard produces silky, ethereal sensual Burgundy at its very best.
Domaine Mouton Givry 1er Cru La Grand Berge 2016
$64.95 per bottle – six packs
Gorgeous dark ripe fruit, wild strawberries, fresh, racy, sanguine and seamless, concentrated without being heavy. Distinctive and characterful with raspberries, blackberries and violets on the palette, Burgundian Pinot Noir elegance at its finest, a welcome addition to any wine cellar – drink 2019 – 2030
Laurent Mouton has been in charge of Domaine Mouton since 2002, the fourth generation of his family to make wine in Givry. He makes delicious wines that are full of complex intensity on the palate and laser like precision. La Grand Berge is drinking well now but has the concentration and potency to develop gloriously over the next 10 years.
A note on the 16 vintage: This was a late-ripening vintage, post-frost delays having been compensated for during a fine summer. 2016 has produced already charming but potentially long-lived reds with expressive fruit and good acidity.