Robert Parker 89-91
"The 2016 Beaune 1er Cru Les Greves comes from vines located just 50 meters from Les Cras and includes around 25% whole bunch fruit. The nose was showing just a touch of reduction, but underneath lies attractive, quite punchy cranberry and cassis fruit. The palate is well balanced with earthy, red berry fruit and is lent a little rusticity by the whole bunch addition but still balanced with a pleasant bitter cherry finish. This is a fine Beaune Greves that should end up at the top end of my banded score."
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028
Cask sample. 10% whole cluster. 15 months in oak. Mid crimson. Plenty of oak sweetness on the nose here, dominating the fruit at the moment. Firm, dry and very refined, the tannins present but subtle and fine-grained. Not showy, more polite and savoury on the finish. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2028