Expressive high toned nose of raspberry, strawberry, plum, camphor and dried flowers. Angular in structure, very elegant and fine boned. The fruit really hangs off the scaffold of firm tannins and abundant acidity. Lots going on here and I can’t wait to see the tertiary flavours combine with fruit in the future. Digestible and begging for venison or game birds. Lovely, classic red Burgundy. Waters Wine Co.
The 2018 Savigny-lès-Beaune Aux Guettes 1er Cru offers crisp brambly red berry fruit mixed with sous-bois and faint tobacco aromas on the nose. The oak here is neatly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and a fine bead of acidity. A little spicier than the Les Lavières, with a chalky, energetic finish. Superb. Drink 2022-2030. 91-93 Points – Neal Martin, Vinous, Jan 2020
It’s tricky to choose between Hugues Pavelot‘s Savigny Premiers Crus, such is their consistent quality in 2018, but this very low-yielding 1.5-ha site is truly outstanding. Sourced from very poor, limestone-based soils, it’s chiselled, refreshing and sappy, with well-judged 20% whole bunches, fine, floral fruit flavours and just a hint of oak spice. Drinking Window 2023 – 2030. 94 Points – Tim Atkin, Decanter, Oct 2020