Community Tasting Notes (8) Avg Score: 86 points

  • PNP. Color dark garnet with crimson edges. nose super tight, and palate even tighter. I passed this thru a vinturi twice to get it to open up, and it remained totally locked down, with only the scorching acid/tannin structure on display. left half of it (yes I was apparently feeling masochistic last night) open on the counter to monitor evolution, but after one day not promising. will see how it goes, but for now must reserve judgment because I am thinking this is in a dumb phase.
    day three and this is still hard as nails. open on counter - hoping for the best.
    After multiple days this never opened up.....dunno what to say except I am afraid to buy any more - even at a discount

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  • Fruity mixed with an earthy tone. A bit tart and drying tannins. Good balance. CdB makes a very nice village wine. The fruit is not typical 2009 warm but much more cool and therefore better in my opinion. It can certainly be drunk with pleasure and is approachable but the tannins can smoothen out a bit.

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  • nose: cedar, cherry pie
    mouth: ripe cherry, velvety, bright acidity, pleasant medium finish

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  • Hm, I'd like to say my experience of this wine was similar to that of Chambolle (see below), but surprisingly - given the appellation and vintage - it was closer to Chef de Cave's. Greenness predominates on the nose and palate. Some Pinot fruit on the nose but it's quite indistinct and surrounded by greenness. Palate is acidic and a bit astringent; not thin though, in fact it's juicy and quite firm and medium-bodied, with grainy tannins, but otherwise it's still green and hard to tell it's a 2009. What's going on with this? Caught it at a strange moment, perhaps, or it's bottle variation.

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  • Deep, bright, clear and attractive fuchsia/red hue; the nose is a touch warm, with coulis of red raspberry and hints of pie cherry and cassis foxiness; palate entry is a touch warm but the fruit is delightfully ripe and straightforward. Finish is soft and easy, with nicely balanced fine grained tannins and enough acidity to keep the very ripe fruit fresh and alive. There is a bit of a medicinal note on the finish as well - actually a pleasant earthiness that binds this to its Savigny roots. I would not hold this wine a long, long time but instead enjoy it over the next few years for its exuberant, ample and youthful fruit. There is another note here that calls this wine thin, green, "mouth-puckeringly tart" and essentially unappetizing... I'd counsel ignoring it. This is everything a good, young warm vintage Savigny should be and, particularly at its sub $25 price point, it's extremely attractive wine. No, it's extremely attractive wine regardless of price point.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2012, IWC Issue #161, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2011, IWC Issue #154, (See more on Vinous...)

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