You’ll hear Benjamin waxing lyrical about 2018 Savigny. The lion’s share of this vintage comes from the outstanding Aux Fournaux terroir in the north of the village. Then there’s Les Peuillets and 1er Cru Hauts Jarrons in the south, and Ez Connardises in the heart of the village which make up the traditional quartet of parcels. While the latter parcels were de-stemmed, 80% whole bunches were applied to the Aux Fournaux parcel, and the entire cuvée saw next to no new oak.
“The 2018 Savigny-lès-Beaune Village was taken from tank and contains 15–20% whole-bunch fruit (one-third originating from Les Fourneaux). It has a pleasant, slightly bucolic red currant and cranberry bouquet. The palate is well balanced with crunchy red fruit and slightly peppery in style; a little chewiness comes through on the finish. Fine.”
87-89 points, Neal Martin, Vinous