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Les Lavières Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.086 ratings
9.117 pro ratings
Savigny-lès-Beaune, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has ripe black cherry, stemmy notes or autumn leaves, ripe plum flesh, red/green pepper in your brown paper grocery bag which got a little wet in the rain as you hurried to your car, mashed blackberry and light oak toasty-ness.

Palate has blackberry & black cherry jam, over-ripe black currant, light green herbs and toasty oak barrel.

Decanted ~3hr, just becoming ready after about 5hr. 2013 was a satisfactory vintage, this faired well.

Nose has ripe black cherry, stemmy notes or autumn leaves, ripe plum flesh, red/green pepper in your brown paper grocery bag which got a little wet in the rain as you hurried to your car, mashed blackberry and light oak toasty-ness.

Palate has blackberry & black cherry jam, over-ripe black currant, light green herbs and toasty oak barrel.

Decanted ~3hr, just becoming ready after about 5hr. 2013 was a satisfactory vintage, this faired well.

Aug 11th, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

Very pretty 1er Cru Savigny. More on the approachable and fruit-forward side. Brilliant color and clarity- deep ruby with hues of violet. The nose is very open, aromatic and sexy. Loads of bing cherry and baking spice with earthy top soil notes and a touch of Brett. Mid palate is succulent, juicy and refreshing. Good acid and focus throughout. Firm but sweet tannins that seemed to grip a bit more on the 2nd night. Subtle minerality brings another dimension to the finish. This is drinking great right now and will certainly offer a few more years of development. A serious but approachable Pinot Noir that New World fans should be able to appreciate fairly easily, but with something to offer for the Burgundy lover as well. Solid and versatile wine at a reasonable price point.

Very pretty 1er Cru Savigny. More on the approachable and fruit-forward side. Brilliant color and clarity- deep ruby with hues of violet. The nose is very open, aromatic and sexy. Loads of bing cherry and baking spice with earthy top soil notes and a touch of Brett. Mid palate is succulent, juicy and refreshing. Good acid and focus throughout. Firm but sweet tannins that seemed to grip a bit more on the 2nd night. Subtle minerality brings another dimension to the finish. This is drinking great right now and will certainly offer a few more years of development. A serious but approachable Pinot Noir that New World fans should be able to appreciate fairly easily, but with something to offer for the Burgundy lover as well. Solid and versatile wine at a reasonable price point.

Mar 5th, 2018
Martin Bergo

Excellent nose, fruit, weight, structure, finish.

Excellent nose, fruit, weight, structure, finish.

1 person found it helpfulOct 23rd, 2020
Brendan Murphy

Green Cardamom and Bergamot perfume this bright red fruit Burgundy

Green Cardamom and Bergamot perfume this bright red fruit Burgundy

1 person found it helpfulMar 9th, 2018
Rene Schnell

Savigny les Beaune Bouchard les Laviers

Savigny les Beaune Bouchard les Laviers

1 person found it helpfulAug 24th, 2013
Michael Descamps

Approachable with nice mix of red and black cherry fruit with some obvious wood spice.

Approachable with nice mix of red and black cherry fruit with some obvious wood spice.

Mar 2nd, 2016
Scott Hill

Good fruit lots of white pepper

Good fruit lots of white pepper

Mar 18th, 2015
Rachel Martin

Really good but still young

Really good but still young

Dec 28th, 2014
Nikki Nelson

Get. In. My. Belly.

Get. In. My. Belly.

Dec 19th, 2014
Charles Gibbs

2011

May 9th, 2014