2011 Camus Bruchon Savigny GravainsPinot Noir from France
- 92+ John Gilman - View from the Cellar
- 91 Allen Meadows - Burghound
92+ John Gilman - View from the Cellar
"As I noted in the introduction, the Gravains was one of the last wine to finish up its malo this year and had only just stopped a few days before my tasting. The wine was obvious pretty grumpy at this stage, but it was also quite clear that this wine will be excellent. The classy nose is a blend of red and black cherries, a touch of currant leaf, woodsmoke, gamebirds, fresh herbs, espresso and a touch of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with ripe tannins, fine focus and lovely length and grip on the youthful finish. All this will need is five or six years of cellaring to really blossom. 2018-2050."
91 Allen Meadows - Burghound
"This is aromatically quite similar to the Lavières but with just a soupçon more layering and this enhanced complexity can also be found on the supple, round and silky mid-palate where the supporting tannins become much more prominent on the moderately austere, balanced, focused and impressively persistent finish. This is a classic Gravains and will require a few years of bottle age before it's truly ready for prime time but once it arrives it should have been well worth the wait and this is indeed a lovely effort."
92+ - John Gilman - View from the Cellar
91 - Allen Meadows - Burghound
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|