- Maillard Savigny-les Beaune Rouge 1993 Product #24542 (In Stock)
I first tasted this wine last January about two-thirds of the way through a monumental feast at Pascal Maillard’s house. It was served blind to a group of wine professionals who loved it, but were virtually to a person convinced it was a late 1990s 1er Cru Aloxe Corton or, perhaps, even a weaker vintage of grand cru Corton Renardes. We were all shocked that this was “just” village level Savigny-les-Beaune and that, at 18 years of age, it was so lively and fresh. We persuaded Pascal to sell us 8 cases of his minimal remaining stock of the wine, all imported directly from the domaine by Olivier Daubress just for us – and you!
At first glance, it’s clear this is a maturing Burgundy, with a dark, earthy, indigo core showing tawny highlights and some amber at the rim. The aromas are wildly complex: the aromas of a dark forest floor after a rain and fresh mushrooms surround the spiced raspberry fruit. In them mouth, the fruit is still lively and beautifully sweet/tart – cassis and raspberries with a lemony edge – but the woodsy mushroom and earth flavors are really the stars of the show. The texture if silk-like at first with a slick, glycerin, feel before the firm tannins come up to give things structure and make your mouth water for roast duck or sauted mushrooms.