A markedly earthier nose displays additional notes of attractively fresh plum and dark currant aromas. There is good volume as well as solid delineation to the supple and vibrant flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the ever-so-slightly drying finish. It's not clear whether the dryness, even though slight, is from mildly under ripe tannins or the sulfur addition from the recent bottling. My score offers the benefit of the doubt and I would advise drinking this on the young side as it's quite forward. Drink 2017+
Light to mid crimson. Scented and very pretty on the nose and a slight stemmy freshness. Dry, refined tannins, juicy and scented on the mid palate. Superior to the Bourgeots but not sure it is worth such a premium over the less expensive wine even though the structure and depth indicate longer ageing potential. Drink 2017-2023
Domaine Bize is one of the most famous names in the Côte de Beaune and today, whilst continuing under the name of his father, the estate is run by his charmingly articulate son Patrick. Patrick claims his education in vine growing and wine making was not done at wine school but in the cellars of his father's friends whose names read like a who's who of wine; Henri Jayer, the Marquisd'Angerville, Aubert de Villaine of Romanée-Conti and so the list goes on... It is therefore nosurprise that in Patrick's wines one scents passion rather than the science of wine making.
The picturesque village of Savigny-lès-Beaune, just to the north of Beaune, is a relatively prolific producer in Burgundian terms. Less serious than its neighbours, Pommard and Volnay, these are nonethless delicious wines - perfumed, delicate and elegant. A tiny amount of white is produced.