Light red in color. Translucent. 13.5% ABV. Dried cherries, earth and mineral on the nose. Light in body with medium acidity. The wine has a touch of astringency with some substantial tannins. Cherries, strawberry and a huge dose of earthy soil on the palate. The long finish is the most appealing aspect of the wine. Tough wine to warm up to and I'm not sure additional bottle age is the answer.
First hour or so, shows some attractive Burgundy notes; then shuts down hard, giving little more than smudgy tannins. After a night uncorked on the counter, a bit of elegant pinot quality emerges, but it's still fighting tooth and nail with the rascally tannins. Not sure how this wine will turn out with time; for now, approach with caution.
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(Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Vergelesses) Bricking medium red color; aromatic, maturing, dried cherry, sous bois nose; tasty, maturing, dried cherry, sous bois, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points
(Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Vergelesses) Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; grenadine syrup, hibiscus, cherry nose; grenadine syrup, tart cherry, mineral, roses palate; medium finish
(Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Vergelesses) Medium dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; tart cherry, sous bois nose; tasty, velvety textured, tart red fruit, rosehips, mineral palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish
I told you last week how good the 2006 Simon Bize portfolio is and most of the wines would be considered very strong buys. The top two wines (the Vergelesses and Latricieres-Chambertin) are just not available and I’ve been trying to get a small allocation since last summer - we received so many inquiries asking for both of these (after Burghound came out last week) that I’m well aware the demand far outstrips the supply from Bize. The parcel below is very small - please exercise patience with Niki and Melisa.
Please let us know how many bottles of each you are interested in and we will send you a confirmation in the next day or so. The prices should be about the same as in France:
2006 Simon Bize Savigny-les-Beaune “Aux Vergelesses” EXTREMELY LIMITED (this is one of the more exciting wines I tasted in Burgundy a few weeks ago - it’s really a breath of fresh air and a throwback to the 1950’s or 1960’s - to get Burgundy of this quality for $50-60 is just not the norm - especially with the 1.60 Euro disparity - an amazing red Burgundy)
2006 Simon Bize Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru EXTREMELY LIMITED
Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA
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