This is a true value Bourgogne that completely exceeded my expectations. The old Savigny vines give much more freshness and balance to the wine. The nose has pronounced beautiful ripe fruit but not over-ripe and there's nice earthy tones. On the palate there's stony minerality, and the acidity is focused and fresh. There's lovely bright red fruit, a touch of floral components and gentle, sweet tannins. It’s classic, somewhat old school, yet displays beautiful purity and transparency for the vintage. - Daniel
We Burgundy lovers should collaboratively create a set of ‘pound-for-pound’ rankings that we can all smilingly argue over and revise as needed. I nominate Savigny’s Vincent Guillemot as deserving a spot at or near the top, consistent and movingly beautiful as they are. There is a fairly strong house style here, with most wines showing more purity and freshness than their peers. These are graceful, expressive wines: ‘old school’ Burgundies at their finest.
The Bourgogne Rouge is produced from mature vines in Savigny and neighboring Chorey. In 2018, where did all this red fruit come from?! That classic Guillemot citrus peel, smoke, and earth are all here, with luscious red fruit behind. The texture is tender and supple, with a convincing firmness at the close. As usual this is among the better Bourgognes to be found in the Côtes de Beaune. - Jason
As we've previously noted, Domaine Pierre Guillemot has done a sensation job with the 2018 vintage, rendering wines of uncommon balance and levity. The 2018 Bourgogne rouge is no exception, with an appealing mix of red and black fruit on both nose and palate. This has 30% whole cluster and sees 30% new oak as well, though you'd never know it given how well these elements are woven into the wine. This is a hugely overachieving Bourgogne Rouge that you'd be happy to stock up on. We'll have this open at the store for the next several days so come by and see for yourself!