Bottle Notes, Burgundy

2006 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 20 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 crimson in color. Almost translucent. 13% ABV. Intriguing nose of red fruits, anise, earth and wet stones. Medium body with medium acidity. The palate is all about sour cherries, cranberry, mushrooms and blood. Medium length on the finish. This wine took a little while to come around so I think a hour decant would be beneficial. Showed really well with oven roasted ham. Best over the next 3-5 years.

My rating: 91 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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