jc boisset 2005 savigny 1er hauts jarrons

Update 30.5.2007(22.5.2007)billn

boisset hautes jarrons
2005 Jean-Claude Boisset, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Hauts Jarronstry to find this wine...
From 45 year-old vines. Frankly on opening this reminds more of shiraz than pinot – Clarendon Hills style – you can take that as a criticism. The colour is deep purple – only just see-thru. The nose starts deep and, well – shiraz like; some high tones and mineral with a faint sweet topping. The nose very slowly unfurls, first with black cherry then red berry fruit – now we’re talking – day 2 and it’s lovely. The palate is linear and intense but there’s no expansion in the mid-palate, rather a laser-like run for the finish making it almost ‘lean’. That finish is quite long and also a little mineral, but very understated. The texture is, however, textbook pinot noir with soft tannins underpinned with very good acidity. If the nose was a little more fruit-driven (day 1) and if the mid-palate was to fill-out a little, you could easily mistake it for Leroy. Note that other ‘JCB’ Savigny 1ers like Serpentières and Dominode are better still, yet all cost only about €16! Hard to drink today as this needs lots of time, but infinitely better, yet cheaper, than most ‘luxury’ bourgognes…
Rebuy – Yes

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There are 4 responses to “jc boisset 2005 savigny 1er hauts jarrons”

  1. Phil22nd May 2007 at 6:02 pmPermalinkReply

    Bill recently visited Savigny Domaines Chenu and Lebreuil fantastic wine value at these places – why does Savigny not sell in the UK ?

    Is there a perceived problem or just not a talking value here !



  2. bill nanson22nd May 2007 at 6:06 pmPermalinkReply

    Maybe we should ask a retailer – for value it’s close to the top the pile…

  3. Dan Perrelli23rd May 2007 at 3:04 pmPermalinkReply

    Hey guys! Don’t let the cat out of the bag.

  4. bill nanson6th June 2007 at 6:07 amPermalinkReply

    UK Retailer comment:

    I can only speak from personal experience. We have noted a dropping of interest in Savigny. We only dealt with xxx, and our market for his wines shrank so much that we stopped buying after the 2002 vintage. Traditionally, I believe that Savigny offered good value drinking wines that had their place next to wines from the more famous communes in the Cote. As they got popular, prices for Savigny rose. There are now many more domaines making good wine in those very communes at attractive prices, and I can only assume that customers have found these more attractive than the sometimes earthy Savigny style. Personally I’d rather drink a really good B rouge or CNV than Savigny, 1er cru or not. Having said that, I don’t think the market for Savigny is dead. We had a lot of old stock of xxx, which are gradually being run down – except the 98s, which nobody wants…

    Thought provoking stuff from the ‘workface’, sounds like the cat actually refuses to come out of the bag!

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