Monday, 25 April 2016

A Bottle Of Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Marconnets From Simon Bize Of AUnknown Vintage

This is fun! Buying bottles with unknown vintages. Sometimes rewarding and sometimes horrifying, yet always exciting.
This time it was a bottle from the master in Savigny-lès-Beaune, Simon Bize (the current owner and winemaker is Patrick Bize), and from the 1er Cru Les Marconnets. Bize owns 0,6 ha that was planted in 1972.
Bought with the information that it should be from the 80´s. Lets open the bottle and see what, hopefully, the cork reveals.

1988 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Marconnets, Simon Bize
Aha! A 1988. Could be nice, I have had some fine 88´s but also some that have been to sturdy and rigid for their own good.
The nose is open and sweet with nice notes of moist forest floor, boiled root vegetables, fire smoke and stale Coca-Cola. Fully mature. A bit rustic, but very good. A good depth and a nice warmth.
The taste is mature, warm and dry with notes of dried raspberries, forest floor, dried flowers and old leather. A tight acidity in the medium long finish. Ends dry. A nice mouth feel, and it went really well with the chicken dish I had prepared. Yet again, a nice surprise, especially when bought for 18 Euro...
87p   (tasted 2016/04)

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