Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Aux Guettes" 2013, Domaine Pavelot
This appellation sits up on the hillside with a thin limestone soil and a full south exposition. The vines have an average of 35 years and the wine is typically aged 25% in new oak barrels. This Savigny 1er Cru has an immediately pleasing nose, there is oak, raspberry, strawberry and red currant. Likely to become spicy in a couple of years. Medium body, medium acidity, medium+ tannins. A structured finish. It needs 3 years to open up but it is very well designed and has everything needed to evolve very well. Scores 22-24/30 for a Savigny 1er Cru.