From: Burgundy, France
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes and Critical Acclaim: Complex bouquet consisting of fresh strawberries, ripe plum, citrus rind, and mossy soil. Medium-full bodied, lovely concentration. Luscious acidity frames chewy tannins. This bottle will develop well over time in the cellar.'
92 points RP. The 2017 Corton Le Rognet et Corton Grand Cru is very promising, revealing a complex bouquet of strawberries, plums, mossy soil and burnt orange rind, followed by a medium to full-bodied, attractively layered and concentrated wine for the vintage, with juicy acids and a light framing of chewy tannins. It should develop well in bottle and is the only wine in the cellar that might rival the Serpentières.
Barrel Sample: 90-92
Pairing: Mild cheeses such as goats cheese and creamy but not too mature brie (but stinkier cheeses such as Epoisses will overwhelm them). Seared tuna especially with an Asian accent such as a sesame crust. Seared duck breast particularly accented with red fruits like cherries or blackberries. Peas - weirdly but they almost always enhance a pinot match. Lean red meat such as venison, fillet steak and lamb. Try this recipe for Pork Tenderloin With Shallots and Prunes by David Tanis.
The Guillemot family has worked Savigny-lès-Beaune vines for eight generations (!) and produces wines with classic Burgundian finesse and balance, all while leaving us a reminder of Savigny’s rustic character. But do not be fooled into thinking that this means they lack aging potential; the Guillemots are very proud of their old wines and thankfully have the foresight to set aside a good supply and follow their wines’ development over the years. A recent tasting at the domaine included a 1989 and 1975 Savigny Blanc, as well as the ‘90, ‘88, ‘85, ‘82, ‘76, ’72, and ‘64 Rouge. There was not a single tired bottle in the bunch. We challenge anyone to find a better deal on Burgundies that are built to last like these!
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