Healthy full red. Pungent aromas of purple fruits, menthol and crushed rock. Quite pliant on entry, then precise and perfumed in the middle palate, showing noteworthy energy and lift to its flavors of small wild red fruits, minerals and spices. Not a particularly tannic wine but juicy, refined and long.
91-94 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Jan 2018)
The 2016 Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru, which debuted back in 2014, comes from purchased grapes, although it is Laurent Lignier himself who does the harvest. It has a lifted bouquet with blackberry, bilberry and a light marine influence, less extroverted than last year's Griotte, more strict and correct. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite masculine in style with good structure toward the finish that just tapers in a little prematurely. Fine.
90-92 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # 234 - Dec 2017)