Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Les Serpentières" 2007, Patrick Javillier
While I prefer to assess wines on their own merits it is worthwhile comparing for terroir and typicity. This Serpentières is vastly different from the Grands Liards also tasted at the domaine Patrick Javillier. A clear victory for a wine-makeress expressing terroir. Violets, aubergine flowers, seaweed, squid ink, iodine and blood orange. These fascinating aromas remind me of a (rarely performed) Tchaikovsky opera called The Queen of Spades. Power on the palate and superb fresh fruit. Another big hit from this impressive domaine.