Tuesday, 5 November 2013

A Savigny Sunday

I opened these two bottles for lunch last Sunday. The Jadot wine went very well with a seafood terrine and the bottle from Bize accompanied a chicken casserole perfectly.

2010 Savigny-les-Beaune Clos des Guettes, Louis Jadot
A light, fresh, elegant nose with notes of shellfish shells, yellow apples, almond paste, cold butter and some summer flowers. Very good. With air it fattens up and some vanilla fudge notes emerge.
The taste is young, tight and racy with notes of yellow apples, lemon cream, almond paste and minerals. A long, fresh finish with a good acidity. This is drinking well today but will surely evolve the coming 5+ years. Well worth the 27 Euro price tag.
89p   (tasted 2013/11)



2010 Savigny-les-Beaune Aux Vergelesses, Simon Bize
Right out of the bottle this is open for business with its lovely raspberry fruit, fresh herbs and rosehips notes. But it only takes 30 minutes for it to close down pretty good. And then I have to wait a couple of hours before the sweet fruit reemerges. It have then become darker, with some red and black cherry aromas, dark fudge, wet rocks and a finely perfumed note. This will need time in the cellar.
The taste is young, seedy and tight with notes of ripe raspberries, black cherries, warm earth, smoke and some fudge. Very pure and fine. The finish is long, dry and focused. A really fine acidity. When the Sunday almost have passed this still behaves youthful. Give this 5-7 years in the cellar before doing the deed.
90p   (tasted 2013/11)

On a much sadder note, Patrick Bize died a couple of days ago. I have had some really fine bottles of wine from his hands, Savigny´s from Aux Vergelesses, Aux Guettes and Les Serpentiéres from the 80`s and 90`s, all great wines with distinction.

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