2018 Domaine Jean-Marc & Hughes Pavelot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Aux Guettes"

SKU #1553852 94 points Decanter

Outer quote mark It's tricky to choose between Hugues Pavelot's Savigny Premiers Crus, such is their consistent quality in 2018, but this very low-yielding 1.5-ha site is truly outstanding. Sourced from very poor, limestone-based soils, it's chiselled, refreshing and sappy, with well-judged 20% whole bunches, fine, floral fruit flavours and just a hint of oak spice. (TA) Inner quote mark (10/2019)

93 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark Hugues Pavelot’s 2018 version of aux Guettes is also a stellar bottle in the making, with a far more black fruity personality than the lovely les Lavières. The bouquet delivers a fine mix of black cherries, sweet cassis, bitter chocolate, dark soil tones, gamebird, woodsmoke, vanillin oak and just a whisper of youthful Savigny spice. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and full, with a fine core of fruit, excellent balance and grip and a long, fine-grained and soil-driven finish. This will need a decade to reach real maturity, but it will be delicious when it is ready to drink and should be quite long-lived. Inner quote mark (12/2019)

91-93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2018 Savigny-lès-Beaune Aux Guettes 1er Cru offers crisp brambly red berry fruit mixed with sous-bois and faint tobacco aromas on the nose. The oak here is neatly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and a fine bead of acidity. A little spicier than the Les Lavières, with a chalky, energetic finish. Superb. (NM) Inner quote mark (1/2020)

90-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark Here there is enough reduction present to knock down the underlying fruit, but the nose appears to be notably ripe. Otherwise the sleek, intense and tautly muscular mineral-laden flavors possess excellent vibrancy while delivering fine length on the firm, youthfully austere and even firmer built-to-age finish. This too is going to need at least some patience as it's presently very tightly wound. Inner quote mark (4/2020)

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