Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Aux Gravains" 2013, Domaine Pavelot

This type of tasting is what gets people going about Burgundy, one domaine and seven premiers crus from one village, all of them distinct from each other but harvested from an area of no more than 80 hectares. Marvellous. This "Aux Gravains" is produced mostly from 80 year old vines and is from a lower slope terroir with a fairly thin soil marked by gravels. There is vanilla on the nose, its high toned, followed by loganberry, licorice root. Good depth, some plum, an odd lychen texture. Full, structured, perhaps a bit of tomato stalk. This wine is both good and confusing. Scores 19-23/30 for a Savigny 1er Cru. Photo shows M. Pavelot observing Jenson Buttonhurst.


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