2011 Savigny Les Beaune La Dominode Bruno Clair

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Average critic rating : 90.0 points



Noticeable oak is present on the notably ripe and impressively complex nose that features aromas of plum, violets, pungent earth and a hint of the sauvage. The medium-bodied flavors exude a fine sap that partially buffers the firm tannins on the muscular and overtly powerful flavors that possess excellent balance and persistence. This is not particularly refined but it is imposing, particularly for a Savigny. Tasted: Jan 14, 2013. Drink: 2019+



The 2011 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru La Dominode comes from a particularly old parcel of vines over 100-years in age with some still on their own roots. It has an elegant bouquet with red currant and fresh strawberry scents that later offer engaging rose petal and orange blossom aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine grip on the entry. There is good weight here, fleshy in texture with a smooth, caressing finish. Excellent. Drink now-2018. ||I have tasted the wines of this Marsannay-based producer, born from the original Clair-Dau estate in 1979, since tasting my first Pinot Noir, and yet somehow I had never visited their cellars until now. Bruno Clair was on hand himself to guide me through the wines in his blur of French that at times can be difficult to understand, as if every word is joined together. As usual, at his side was cellar-master Philippe Brun. His is a relatively large portfolio spread over their 23 hectares of vineyard, which has expanded in recent years when leasehold contracts with Fougeray de Beauclair and Louis Jadot came to an end. While I found the white 2011s needing a little more precision and complexity, his reds are evolving into fine examples of the vintage and often exhibit a degree of finesse that I could not discern a decade ago. In particular, at the top end there is much to admire from wines that I feel belong within the top tier of producers. The domaine’s Corton-Charlemagne vines lie on the limit of Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton. Though they lie on the side of the latter, their orientation means that the wines tend to evolve more like those located on the Pernand side. eRobertParker.com.August, 2013


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