Grapelive: Wine of the Day June 17, 2015

2013GuillemotGravains2013 Domaine Pierre Guillemot, Savigny Aux Gravains 1er Cru Red Burgundy, France.
The Pierre Guillemot 2013’s are gorgeous wines, I think they really eclipse their 2010 and 2012 wines and are great values, especially the normal Bourgogne and this beautiful Premier Cru Savigny Aux Gravains, a site and cuvee I’ve never tried from Guillemot’s offering before, what a fantastic new discovery! Domaine Pierre Guillemot, imported by Kermit Lynch, is an old school, traditional bastion of quality and value and are great drinking Burgundies for Burgundy lovers, not necessarily collectors, but people that just love enjoying good wines and want to taste true terroir, they do a couple of whites, but the focus is red and the small plot offering are all worth checking out, but if you can get your hands on the Gravains in particular for the 2013 you’ll be doing yourself a huge service, this is a stunningly detailed and pretty Pinot Noir that stands out. The 2013 Savigny Aux Gravains Premier Cru Rouge starts with hints of violets, rose petal and kirschwasser with sweet herb, forest mushroom and dark berry leading to a palate of black cherry, plum, wild raspberry and tangy currant fruits in this ruby hued Burgundy along with chalky stones, light mineral, saline, anise and tilled earth. This medium bodied effort shows real presence in the glass, poised and elegant, but with solid structure, silky tannins and typical acidity all in a flowing wine with vitality and refinement, this is one of the most complete and pleasing Guillemot Premier Cru wines I’ve ever had, the sublime floral tones and wonderful texture with just the right amount of savory elements and finesse make this a seductive and charming Burgundy, this really is brilliant stuff, drink from 2017 to 2023, though I adore it now!
($46 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive