2020 Mallard Savigny les Beaune 1er Serpentieres

2020 Mallard Savigny les Beaune 1er Serpentieres



Michel opened this for me last week, and man oh man, is it good….all about finesse, balance, and the dance between pretty spicy red fruits and linear mineral drive. This one is a winner winner chicken dinner…..a little star * awarded here. Get some…. (my note for the 2018….)

“Offering up aromas of sweet berry fruit mingled with warm spices, orange rind and peony, the 2020 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Serpentières is medium to full-bodied, layered and seamless, with a pretty core of fruit, lively acids and powdery tannins. It’s an elegant, charming rendition of this prime Savigny site.” 90-92 William Kelley

“Ripe and pretty aromas are more floral with notes of violet and lavender adding a touch of elegance to the spicy red berry fruit coulis scents. The notably more refined if slightly less concentrated flavors possess a lilting mouthfeel that continues over to the balanced and ever-so-mildly austere finale. This is a wine of finesse that will need to add depth to merit the upper end of my projected range. (88-91)/2026+” Allen Meadows

“The 2020 Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Serpentières 1er Cru has a nicely detailed bouquet, timid at first, opening with aeration with brambly red fruit laced with wilted rose petals. The palate is well balanced with a peppery opening thanks to the 50% whole cluster, fine acidity with a slightly earthy yet still beautifully-defined finish. Excellent.” 91-93 Neil Martin