2018 Pierre Guillemot Savigny Les Beaune Blanc "Dessus Les Gollardes"Blend from France
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As I wrote last year, this seven-hectare estate in Savigny-lès-Beaune is an underrated source for keenly priced and high-quality red Burgundy. Winemaking is classical, the reds...
- 88 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
88 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Savigny-lès-Beaune Dessus Les Gollardes Blanc displays aromas of green orchard fruit, orange oil and pastry cream. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and nicely balanced, concluding with chalky back-end grip. Open and expressive, it's a Pinot Blanc-based blend.
As I wrote last year, this seven-hectare estate in Savigny-lès-Beaune is an underrated source for keenly priced and high-quality red Burgundy. Winemaking is classical, the reds fermenting in wooden tanks with temperature control, followed by élevage with modest percentages of new wood. The wines age very well, as I can attest, having tasted the emblematic Serpentières back to the 1947 vintage. When I tasted them from barrel, I admired the pure and supple 2017s and prophesied that they would offer a great deal of near-term charm, with the Serpentières, Gravins and Corton possessing the most potential longevity and incipient complexity. From bottle, that judgement was confirmed. And on the same visit, I was delighted to see that Vincent Guillemot has also produced a superb range of 2018s: richer and more textural than the 2017s, certainly, but similarly charming. In short, readers bemoaning the lack of fine, affordable Burgundy from the Côte d'Or should beat a path to the Guillemot family's door. - William Kelley, Wine Advocate
88 - William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Pinot Bianco / Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay|
|Taste||apple, lemon, citrus, apricot, acidic, pear, peach, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|
|Nose||apple, lemon, honeysuckle, spice, floral, pear, peach, apricot, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|