Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Champ-Chevrey" 2011, Tollot-Beaut
Savigny has some ancient vineyards such as "La Dominode" from Bruno Clair and these Tollot-Beaut vines were planted in 1954 which makes them genuine vieilles vignes. Inital aroma of groseille, red apple. The nose plays hide and seek with my taste buds -- still needs another 18 months in the bottle to open up. There is a touch of raspberry and vanilla. Then expands onto plum. This Savigny 1er Cru from the fresh 2011 vintage is concentrated, structured, long and fresh. Promises to be a complex wine in 5 years time. Scores 23-25/30 for a Savigny 1er Cru. Photo shows a laden red currant (groseille) bush in the jardin potager of the Château de Sully.