Opens up after an hour to display elegant bouquet of strawberries, earth and some wood. Quite delicate taste with fine acidity, grip and length framed by very soft and refined tannins. Very good and unassuming elegant burg.
An incredibly light red in colour; this isn't about intensity or concentration, rather it conveys flavour with an elegance and lightness of touch that I find all too rarely. There's a wonderful aroma here that builds with air, a sensation of incredibly pure red fruit on the palate accented by stony, herbal and stemmy elements, and there's a remarkable sense of presence to the flavours even though it feels amazingly light on the palate.
Starts out a little tart and shrill with high toned cranberry and cherry fruit and some herbal (stemmy?) accents, but with time the fruit fleshes out and deepens and it develops more layers, with mineral and rose petal elements emerging alongside. This is a very light wine, both in colour and weight on the palate, yet there's remarkable presence and purity of flavour here, and it's very easy to drink right now with most of the structure coming from a bright acid spine that keeps it very fresh and vibrant. Superb wine that I wish I had bought more of.
Popped and poured - was there any doubt I'd have thought this wasn't ready!?..... Not very expressive until about two hours in when it started to show some red fruit and nice dirt. Well made and need to but more.i think this will be very good in a few years.
Domaine de Montille Wine Dinner (The Village Pub, Woodside, CA): Tasted alongside the 2008 Perrières. By itself, the Grèves is the more impressive wine. The Perrières comes across as too flinty and austere. However, the Perrières was a better pairing with the rabbit. The Perrières has good cherry and strawberry aromas, but is very minerally on the palate. The Grèves lacks the structure the minerality of the Perrières provides.