This was popped and poured but it took about an hour to blow off some bottle stink and another hour to really get into gear. It would have been better served to pop the cork and allowed to breathe for a few hours. Luckily, we had the time to wait. Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose (after a couple hours) is nice with cherries, earthy funk and slight floral notes. Medium bodied. On the palate, this has cherries layered with earthiness. Slightly soft. Deep. Nice finish. This is drinking well now and will not get better. From a very good if not great vintage. Drink over the
What a pretty bottle of wine. Ruby in color, cloudy with slight bricking and dull. The nose is gorgeous. Fresh cherries, cherry blossoms, slight mushrooms and woodiness. On the palate, this is medium bodied. Very lively. Fresh cherries with a clean earthiness underneath. Complex. Completely mature yet vibrant. Everything once could hope for from a 35 year old 1er Cru. At this point it is bottle to bottle on this wine, so drink them if you have them. It worked well with grilled veggies and rice and beans but would also work well with roasted fowl.
As Burgundy prices have gone thru the roof, Savigny is a nice places for affordable but quality Burgundy. This one is not exception. Ruby in color, clear and shimmering bright. The nose is bigger with cherries, black cherries, slight cocoa powder and spices. Full bodied. On the palate, the fruit is upfront and delicious. Black cherries with some fresh cherries. There is an underlying bit of spice and minerality. A touch of depth and complexity comes out with air. This is drinking quite well and will continue to mature if not improve. It can be cellared for another seven to ten yea
2005 was an excellent vintage in Burgundy and even the basic Bourgogne's are still drinking well. This one is better than most. Deep ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has nice cherries, some spice and a touch of earthy funk. On the palate, fresh cherries with tight layering. A nice earthiness underneath. There is plenty of fruit here. It is tasty. Long finish. This should continue to drink well for another five to seven years. A nice match with roasted chicken.
This was decanted for a few hours prior to drinking. Deep ruby in color. The nose has cherries, sour cherries, raspberries, slight earthy funk. On the palate, this has big red fruits. Light tannins. Very well balance. Mostly cherries with underlying earth. Long finish. This is very concentrated. It needs at least ten years and closer to twenty to hit peak. It will work well with roasted fowl. Lots of upside on the score with some patience.
From an excellent producer who is still affordable in Chablis. These are not what I think of as "traditional" wines, but they are quite good and certainly not "modern" if that would be the opposite of traditional. Light golden in color. The nose has some green apples more of a lemony quality. There is a slight chalkiness to it, but more spice. Good not great acidity. On the palate, this is more about lemons with some underlying spice. Nice finish. Still young, this may yet improve a bit more. Presuming no oxidation issues (and I have not run into any with this producer), this shoul
This was purchased on release and properly cellared. Overall, the bottle took an hour or so to open up and then was drinking fine. It never took that final step to being a top bottle, but it was outstanding nevertheless. Light ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has a slight earthy funk to it and cherries. On the palate, this has a soft texture. Elegant cherries with light tannins twisted around a bit of damp earthy farmyard. Long finish. This will go well with roasted fowl or braised beef dishes. It probably doesn't get better than this but no hurry, it should be at t
Wow. Stunning showing and WOTN at our tasting group's annual holiday party. This seems to be about at peak, but it also has some youth so perhaps it will get better. Ruby in color, if a bit flat. The nose is gorgeous with cherries, cinnamon, slight wet tobacco notes and just a bit of woodiness.
I don't buy much white Burgundy anymore, but this one was reasonably priced and meant for short term drinking so I tried. Glad I did. Light golden in color. The nose is slightly buttery with red apples and slight smoke/minerality. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is crisp with red apples and slight lemon. Good finish. This is enjoyable if not really showing a "sense of place". It will work well with sea food and fowl dishes or buttery pasta. Assuming no pre-mature oxidation, this should last for ten years at least.