3/19/2013 5:28:00 PM - Was here to update my cellar with this acquisition and up popped your note, which I am glad to see. Bought it off the shelf because it's a Roilette, but had no specific knowledge of the Griffe cuvee or Roilettes in this vintages.
3/20/2013 9:31:00 AM - I think it is very interesting in that the wine was supposedly aged in smaller oak barrels compared to the cuvee Tardive which goes into large wood. The Griffe is more open and accessible now then the Tardive, and doesn't really taste oaky, so I guess the wood was older or neutral. I'm not sure if the vines are different then the Tardive or just the elevage is different. The Griffe is really great for my taste.