As ever this is a classic Burgundy of outstanding complexity. I love the slightly wild side; game, black peppercorns and hints of forest floor, as well as profound red fruits. Firm acids and ripe tannins balance a great richesse. The 2011 though has a certain reserve, a haunting charm that replaces an overt intensity of years like 2009. Outstanding. 2019 to 2029
Producer Information: Domaine Jean-Marc Millot
Small growers have moved from selling in bulk to bottling at home since Michel Lafarge's grandfather first bottled Passetoutgrains in the 1920s. Jean-Marc took over the family farm and moved to bottling and selling under his name throughout the 1990s. With important holdings in Echezeaux, and the bets bit of Clos Vougeot, his wines have become highly sought after. One of our favourites is the red Savigny, carefully made from vines inherited from his Uncle. He has recently passed the baton on to his daughter Alix.