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Savigny-Lès-Beaune 1er Cru “Les Marconnets” Reviews

Score: 88-90 | February 1, 2012 | The Wine Advocate
The 2010 Savigny-Les-Beaune Les Marconnets presents a dark profile of black cherries, plums, smoke and licorice, all in a deep, sensual style that is more than a little bit unusual for the appellation. This is an especially rich, big Savigny informed by the high percentage of shot berries that have given the wine its intensity and deep color, but it all works, and beautifully. It will be interesting to see how this develops over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020. This is stunning set of wines from Pierre Vincent and Domaine de la Vougeraie. It is impossible to miss the attention to detail at this impeccably run domaine. No expense is spared. It takes 80 people to work the vineyards during harvest and another 20 in the cellar to take it from there. Production in 2010 was of course down significantly as it was everywhere else. Yields came in at 24 hectoliters per hectare for the Pinot and 29 for the Chardonnay. Vincent used between 30-80% whole bunches, depending on the wine. Readers who want to learn more might want to check out my video interview with Pierre Vincent on I will report on the domaine’s 2009s in the April issue. For now let me just say the 2009 Musigny is one of the wines of the vintage.
Score: 90 | January 10, 2012 | Burghound
Deep ruby. A completely different aromatic profile is present with a pungently earth character to the ripe red and blue pinot fruit, plum and cassis suffused nose. The attractively textured, supple and solidly well-concentrated flavors possess excellent finishing depth and length. I like the balance and this is sufficiently forward that it will drink well almost immediately if desired.