One of the gems of Burgundy is Domaine Robert Groffier in Morey-Saint-Denis.
Nicolas Groffier took over the vinification around 10 years back – and has improved quality significantly over the years.
These are cheerful wines .. both of hedonistic enjoyment and deeper indulgance.
The Groffier wines seem to stand the test of time very well – recent tastings of vintages like 2004 and 2007 suggest that the Groffier wines perform very well indeed – and it’s therefore very interesting to sample the 2017 vintage – a lovely year for the drikability.
Groffier in recent years
Nicolas Groffier has in my view done a brilliant job during the last decade – and the style is now both elegant and consistent.
The style has been turned towards the more expressive and accessible – with introduction of more whole cluster grapes and less new oak. This process has definitely succeeded, as the wines now are showing very well indeed, even earlier in the development.
The 2017s from Domaine Robert Groffier
The 2017 vintage is a beauty at Domaine Groffier expressing the lovely drinkability found in this vintage.
Wines for medium term drinking one could say, although I also would expect the bigger wines to hold 10 years or more ..
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William W says
Steen, it’s nice to read your report of the new Groffier regime. A very exciting domaine for us in Seattle during the 90’s due to availability and balanced fruit, the only detractor was the use of so much new oak. Today those wines have absorbed that oak making them usually one of the stars at any Burgundian tasting. Cheers Bill p.s. I’ll look forward to tasting these 17’s, keep up the good work!