Not quite sure what the name is about as there seems to be a Meursault Clos du Murger as well. Does the vineyard cover both village and generic Bourgogne AOC area? On pop and pour the nose was already very good but it took a good hour+ for the palate to come around. Seems to me like Grivault is not held in very high regard here but my few experiences are positive.
2017 Albert Grivault Bourgogne Blanc Clos du Murger- France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc (19.11.2021)
Attractively smoky on the nose with crisp lemon and pineapple fruit, almond and iodine. On the palate perhaps surprisingly lightweight but only in a positive sense. Firmly textured with very good acidity and a certain degree of nervosity. There is a masterful balance between oak and fruit; the woody and spicy tones are clearly there but the wine never feels oaky. Only a little bit of fat here, this is a pretty and elegant wine that clocks in at almost shockingly low 12.5% ABV. Very spry with a tangy quality, it has terrific drinkability. The only downside is that it gets a bit thin on the finish but overall this is a very nice mini-Meursault.
I had the 2016 BB (not Clos du Murger) last year and I liked it. Classic old school white Burgundy. The oak was a tad too much but a couple of years of rest should do very nicely and integrate everything. I didn’t find the BB thin on the finish and it had pretty good length. I liked it enough to buy the 2017 but I haven’t cracked one open yet. You reminded me to do that whenever I can. Cheers!
Oh, there is another BB? I had no idea. Regarding my comment about the finish I do wonder if the grapes here were picked very early but I don’t want to sound too negative as I really enjoyed the wine some 1.5 hours after opening and it evaporated very quickly. I bought the 2017 Perrières as well and have high hopes for it.
2017 Perrières should be a treat. I think there are 2 BB because I don’t remember seeing Clos du Murger on mine. I’ll have to check my labels when I go to my offsite. I think that Clos du Murger is the one that they are pushing for to become part of the Meursault AOC whereas the BB is just the leftover stuff .
Cellar Tracker shows both as separate:
But on the official Domaine website, only the Clos du Murger appears.