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2016 Domaine Pavelot (Jean Mark & Hugues) Savigny Les Beaune Aux Guettes

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October 8, 2023 - $36



90-92The Wine Advocate

...a timid bouquet at first but eventually unfurls to reveal a mixture of red and black fruit—mulberry and crushed strawberry, a light marine influence developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied and underpinned by fine, almost filigree tannin. I appreciate the elegance of this Savigny that survived despite the frost damage, and there is plenty of vivacity and tension on the finish. Excellent.

89-91Stephen Tanzer

...conveying a coolness to its aromas of black cherry, shoe polish, licorice and leather...surprisingly rich and savory on the palate, offering good chewy concentration and inner-mouth floral lift and nicely shaped by harmonious acidity....boasts excellent mid-palate clarity and energy and finishes with firm backbone and very good persistence.

Much more subtle but again not invisible wood sets off the spicy and softly earthy aromas of plum, red currant and a whisper of lavender. The sleek, vibrant more obviously mineral-driven medium weight flavors reflect a taut muscularity before concluding in a firm and serious finish that possess slightly better overall depth and length.


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-les-Beaune, Aux Guettes

Savigny-lès-Beaune is the third largest producing appellation in the Côte de Beaune and has 1,343 vineyard acres. Located three miles north of Beaune, the commune of Savigny-lès-Beaune is one of Burgundy’s largest communes with early 1,500 inhabitants. Some 97% of the vineyards are planted to Pinot Noir, with the remainder planted to Chardonnay. And though there are no Grands Crus, there are 22 Premiers Crus in whole or part. The appellation is divided into vineyards that are either on the hillsides to the north of the highway and river, or on the hillsides to the south. Many reviewers believe that the best vineyards are to the north of the highway, and they include Aux Serpentieres, Aux Vergelesses, and Les Lavieres, among others. The northern vineyards have some of the best southern exposure in Burgundy, which accounts for the quality of the wines from those vineyards. The wines of Savigny-lès-Beaune are considered lighter than many other Burgundy reds. However Robert M. Parker Jr. has noted that the “top wines are usually ready to drink young and are very fruity and stylish…”


Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.