In all my decades in the Burgundy biz, the most frustrating aspect has been the dearth of exciting – or even palatable – red Burgundies to be had at earthbound prices. Once we're lured in by the all-encompassing, irresistible charm of the Côte's unmatched complexities in Pinot, we're inevitably bound to accept stratospheric prices – often in the triple-dollar range – in the pursuit of our desires. This is why I sing the praises of importer extraordinaire, Kermit Lynch, so loudly. Understanding that wine is a daily enjoyment – indeed necessity – for so many, Lynch scours the backroads of Europe's famous, and often not so famous, wine regions in search of smashing values. Not just any values will do, either. As an avid promoter and enthusiast of the ever complicated concept of terroir, Lynch endeavors to represent and import the wines of artisans. Small, handcrafted bottlings comprise his entire portfolio, one I have brought to eager B-21 clients for as long as I've known the man. These two wines represent such work. Handcrafted, artisanal, unbelievably well-priced, terroir-driven, classically Lynch, thoroughly inspired Burgundies we can all afford on a weekly basis. Bravo, Kermit, you've done it again!
55 year vines in marl, limestone, gravel, clay soils (from 3 plots). Very pretty nose, red cherries, very pure with moderate acids for Savigny Les Beaune. The purity.
92 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor (Feb 2017)
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