Ramblings About Wine & Food From the Heart of Decatur, GA
November 20, 2009
2001 Domaine Pavelot Savigny-Les-Beaune 1er Aux Guettes
Continuing my descent into the world of Burgundy, I popped something with a liitle more age on it recently. While the Burg section in my cellar is still in its nascent stage, I do have a bit of experience with Domaine Pavelot. The Pavelot family has been making wine in Savigny-les-Beaune for many generations; the estate is now run by Jean-Marc and his son Hugues. Pavelot produces numerous bottle from SLB, including wines from Dominode, Narbantons, Gravains, and this one from Au Guettes. Nice wines often available at attractive prices in today's market.
2001 Domaine Pavelot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Guettes
A 700 case production from 25 year old vines. Popped and poured, probably should have decanted. Earth, spice, anise on the nose. Palate is mostly red fruited, some hints of coriander, coca, and cherry. More tart cherry comes on with time. Slightly austere for me tonight. I like it, but I was waiting for something to pop. Needs some time.