Drunk before heading to the mountains: the first wine was to commiserate with the vignerons of Savigny – I saw pictures of Lavières vines that would deliver no harvest – hopefully some owners fared better…
The second bottle was one that started a little tight but really improved with time…
2006 Chenu Filles, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Lavières
Medium, bright colour. The nose mixes earth, red fruits and plenty of charm. Just a lovely balance in the mouth – reminds me of the clarity of many 2010s but in a medium-bodied, very elegant and well-polished package. Just a treat!
Rebuy – Yes
2010 Rebourgeon-Mure, Beaune
Much deeper coloured. The nose starts with depth but limited width – a couple of hours are needed for a cheeky, chirpy red fruit note. In the mouth it begins compact and tight – most reticent despite fine balance. Amazingly the second half of this, overnighted in the fridge, was just the most open and enjoyable wine – chalk and cheese – seemingly with more density and certainly more interest. Very nice indeed, and that’s before you spot the attractive price!
Rebuy – Yes
There is one response to “two pre-mountain bottles…”
Really enjoy your approach to these wines. I’m beginning to think you may be the best writer about Burgundy today.
Keep up the great reports.