A notably ripe nose combines notes of plum, violet, earth and a hint spice. There is both good energy and delineation to the polished, delicious and relatively refined middle weight flavors that possess fine depth and sneaky good length. This is sufficiently forward that it should drink well young.
The 2015 Savigny villages had been assembled into tank prior to my visit, in anticipation of bottling early in the new year. This too is ripe and generous in personality, but shows a bit more structure right now than the generous Chorey. The bouquet delivers a fine blend of red and black cherries, Savigny spice tones, dark soil, a nice touch of violets and a topnote of dark chocolate. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and deep at the core, with a quite black fruity personality this year, ripe tannins and very good length and grip on the primary finish. This will need a couple of years in the cellar to blossom, but it will come forward fairly briskly for this cuvée and will be very tasty. (Drink between 2018-2040)
The 2015 Savigny les Beaune Village comes from around 15 different parcels, mostly but not entirely from the flatter areas of the appellation. It has an attractive bouquet of black plum and raspberry on the nose, touches of wild hedgerow emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a mixture of red and black fruit with a subtle chalky texture lending edginess on the finish, plus a dash of black pepper on the aftertaste. It should give plenty of drinking pleasure over the next 3-5 years.(NM)
Good medium red. Aromas and flavors of black cherry, licorice and herbs. A bit simple but still rather youthfully imploded for village wine, finishing with a faint bitter edge. (But this struck me as riper than a négociant Chorey-lès-Beaune, bottled in September, which showed a distinctly greener herbal element and rather tart finish.)(ST)
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