2013 Domaine des Croix Beaune 1er Cru Les Greves

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2013 Domaine des Croix Beaune 1er Cru Les Greves

David on 2013:
“After the season we got, I didn’t know what to expect. The average here was only 17 hl/ha, but because of the late ripening I do see an aromatic similarity to 2008 – though less rhubarb! But it IS different to 2008 because there’s more purity. The acid can be a bit biting but I like the aromatics and I especially like the energy.”

2013 Beaune 1er Cru les Greves - only enough for one barrel this vintage. As of 2020, this wine is both powerful, brooding, and capable of easily aging another 5-10 years. The antithesis to many stereotypes of Beaune rouge wines (friendly, simple, and cheerful), think of this as similar to Pommard-esque wines (another outlier to the region), but its core feels darker and tannins more precise. Stony black fruit, with an impressive structure and ever-evolving depth. Decant for at least an hour for the wine to open, and make sure you're about to sit down to something delicious. 

Read more about David Croix here, highly recommended.