2018 Pierre Guillemot Savigny Les Beaune Vieilles VignesPinot Noir 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 red...
- 90+ William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90+ William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Savigny-lès-Beaune Vieilles Vignes is a beauty, wafting from the glass with aromas of cherries, raspberries, spices and grilled squab. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, it's supple and succulent, displaying considerable charm. Guillemot opted to vinify this cuvée with 40% whole clusters this year. Given the consistency of this cuvée and the reasonable tariff it commands, this is often one of the Côte d'Or's sleepers.
"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
90+ - William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|