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.


  1. Itching to drink some Burgs with 'ya. Gotta a couple bottles ready to go.

  2. Dennis,

    Where do you go locally for a good selection of Burgs?

  3. Ed,
    I don't have a great answer for you unfortunately. Most of the Burgs in my cellar have come from online retailers, auctions, and transactions with board members.
    I have bought some at Ansley Kroger and Tower on Piedmont.
    I also hear that Cellar13 on Roswell Rd has some nice Burgs that won't break the bank. have not been there yet. Thanks for the visit.

  4. Rowdy- I'm ready. Ed is too, as you can see.