Red

2005 Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Vergelesses

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 40

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    June 21, 2019 - An early taste right after opening to aerate for a tasting tonight. Maturing lighter ruby. Baked fruit and chocolate with fennel as well. Light to medium weight with some sap trying to break through. A nanosecond of sweetness is smacked down by soil, high acidity, and grainy tannins. Ah, Bize, never round or seductive. Either the fruit has left the premises (certainly not what the nose or the background sappiness suggested) or it needs to unfurl. I wouldn't be thrilled if I were drinking the bottle right now, but let's see what happens with 6 hours of air.

    And, indeed, with that amount of air, it improved enormously with lean red fruit to offset the structure but still a very peppery, briary note, and it is quiet tannic. I think it still needs another 5 to 7 years and is very much in the older Bize style compared to much purer and somewhat more supple 2016 vintage wines that were also shown.

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  • robferguson1 wrote: 92 points

    January 9, 2019 - I had a bottle of this a year or so ago and bagged the high burghound rating but I was wrong, guess it shows I don’t know how to access a young wine of great potential, guilty!
    Lovely , full of life to come but not I get it , great fruit and length .One bottle left for me but won’t be hurrying.

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  • up4wine wrote: 91 points

    May 13, 2018 - Best value of the Old Burgundy Tasting. Was highly rated by the group, although did not make my top 5. Lot's of really great fruit.

  • drfloyd Does not like this wine: 86 points

    August 20, 2017 - Not sure what to make of this one - on day one mean and acidic out of the bottle - after few hours the fruit started to fill out but still remained somewhat shrill. The wine has a nice aged pinot nose w/ notes of tea, orange zest and a bit of the primary fruit in the background. On day 2 the fruit filled out a bit more but still lacking given the amount of acidity - so not balanced imo. Hopefully this was just an "off" bottle but has me a worried about the rest of my bottles...

  • jrobs7777 wrote:

    August 19, 2017 - Seems like this is more developed than the last bottle we opened about 18 months ago. Expressive on the nose. Darker fruits, tea, a touch of menthol. Anise, black cherry. Developing some secondary notes. Nice acidity and balance. This still is fresh and enjoyable and could easily go many more years but it is in a nice spot right now.

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  • By Allen Meadows
    2nd Quarter, 2007, Issue #26 (link)

    (Domaine Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune Aux Vergelesses 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2006, Issue #6, The 2005 Burgundy Vintage : Great Reds and Pleasant Whites

    (Simon-Bize Savigny-les-Beaune “les Vergelesses”) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2006, Issue #6, The 2005 Burgundy Vintage : Great Reds and Pleasant Whites

    (Simon-Bize Savigny-les-Beaune “les Vergelesses”) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/18/2006 (link)

    (Dom Simon Bize, Vergelesses, Rouge Savigny-lès-Beaune Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/1/2008 (link) 86 points

    (Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Vergelesses) Woody, green, red fruit nose; tart, narrow, red fruit and rosehips palate; short-medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Simon Bize
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Aux Vergelesses
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Beaune
  • Appellation Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 43 (3%)
  • In Cellars 969 (68%)
  • Consumed 423 (29%)

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