Bottle Notes, Burgundy

2004 Domaine Pavelot 1er Cru La Dominode – Bottle Notes

There have been Pavelot’s in Savigny for many generations, this particular domaine traditionally moving from father to son. Father Jean Marc and son Hugues Pavelot are the driving force behind Domaine Pavelot at present. For a long time, the main outlet for the Pavelots was the negociants of Beaune, even 15 years ago as much as 25% of their product was sold off in bulk. Today all stays within the domaine, and production is over 60,000 bottles from around 12 hectares.

Light red in color. Almost translucent. 13% ABV. Dark fruits, stones, earth and bell pepper on the nose. Light bodied and medium acidity. Dried cherries, black raspberry, pine nuts and herbs on the palate. Drying tannins and just the slightest hint of greenness often associated with the ’04 vintage in Burgundy. Drink in the next year or so.

My rating: 88 points.

Current vintages of Pavelot La Dominode run about $60. Along with producers like Ecard and Bize I think Pavelot is one of the better values in all of Savigny.

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