My SO, groping around in the crawl space for a bottle of red while I was out, came up with this, somewhat earlier in its development than I'd have ventured. It's a beautiful wine, imho, combining the balance and deft touch of the vintage with borderline profound depth and intensity. Rather inky, it promises more than it gives, but the promise is persuasive. Very impressive.
What a difference a year makes! Though not nearly ready this young wine is evolving. The nose now reveals more ripe fruit and new floral notes. The tannins of a year ago are rounder and the sweet red fruits are more apparent. The bright acidity complements the rich fruit and supports the long grippy finish. Overall, very fine balance for so young a wine. Fairly stylish now but it really will be something in a half dozen or so years. 93 points.
Started out linear and polished with strong acidity and grapefruit notes. After a few hours, this put on substantial weight and the palate grew savory and spicy. Very young but already showing great balance and integration. Excellent!
Dark ruby. Smoky nose. Shockingly smooth, supple, and civilized in the mouth-it lacks that briary edge that young Savigny often has. Black more than red fruit, excellent power for its weight, very long finish, ripe tannins. Much too young for sure, but exquisitely balanced in a way that allows actual enjoyment at this age. This should turn out to be a Savigny for the ages.
Pale red, good lustre. Light red berry fragrance, some cherry stone spice. Clean but soft, seems to have really faded since last tasting a year ago. Very soft palate, but in reasonable balance with a gentle acidity and fine soft tannins to close. Comes across as more dilute than merely 'soft' , there's no sense that it will develop or open up with time. It is what it is now, which isn't bad but not a lot of point holding these. Decent flavours, youthful and fruity, but no resonance or coiled intensity.
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