Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Guettes, 2013, Domaine A. F. Gros
Note: from a vineyard purchased in 1995
A slightly sauvage nose is comprised of earth, game and underbrush suffused red berry fruit aromas that are reasonably fresh if not exactly bright. There is better freshness to the textured, delineated and more mineral-driven flavors that possess fine depth and length on the better balanced finale.
This is an unusually good Savigny in the context of a very difficult vintage in that commune.
Reviewer: Allen Meadows, Burghound.com