Never a bad choice. — a month ago
Explosive richness and complexity with hints of lemon, smoke, flowers and wet stone. Very enjoyable. — 3 months ago
High toned fruit. Berries and citrus. Lovely acid, a drinkable wine — 2 months ago
3g/L RS, 80/20 PN/Chard, 2015, 2016. Richly textured, broad on the nose and palate. Lees, brioche, tangerine, peach, ripe apricot, honey, ginger. Elevate acidity, toasty long finish. — 5 months ago
No chill from Savart here. Made the mistake of bringing a magnum of this to the mother-in-law's birthday party... Packed with middle aged aunties... So you can imagine how a brutally acidic, highly mineralic, dry champagne went... Let's just say the NZ savvy b was a bigger hit. Thankfully, the mother-in-law's got great taste and she loved it.
A champagne that begs for air. Austere essentially - only the final remnants of the wine really showcased the brilliant fruit. The nose is incredibly floral with light bread notes, orange rind and pear. The palate is intense and cuts like a knife. Red berries, lemon juice, lime, marzipan, salt... Really salty. I like this wine now, but it really needs time to flesh out and show its best.
NB: So different from the Ledru despite having nearly the same composition. Ah! The wonders of wine. Hard to nail the reason why, but I suspect maker's mark is probably the biggest factor. Both vibrates with great inner energy, but I can't help but feel that the Savart's just spitefully lean 🤣 Just a gut feeling as the site (and possibly base vintage too) is different. — 3 months ago
Orange, lime, tangerine, minerality. Elevated acidity, intensity and finish. Brioche coming through on the palate towards the finish. — 5 months ago
Next Level, Greta balances mineralety and acidity — a year ago