Saturday, 15 February 2014

All along the watchtower

"All along the watchtower, there princes kept the view. While all the women came and went, barefoot servants too."

This wine comes form a vineyard named after the watchtower, or guette, situated within. The domaine, Pavelot, is one of the best addresses in Savigny-les-Beaune and from where I bought the wine last year.

Savigny-les-Beaune, 1er Cru Aux Guettes, Domaine Pavelot, 2009

Dark, almost like claret, with very dark rim and blood red core. Closed nose, nothing to report. Brooding palette, nice depth with very grapey fruit with soft, sweet black currant and plums. Very long finish of red fruits and well integrated, soft tannins and oak (suggests limited new oak for a wine so young). Overall, a really good wine with lots of complexity and delicious fruit. Definitely a cut above the usual Savigny, even the premier crus. 4* 8/ 10

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