Domaine Simon Bize Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru Rouge les Talmettes 2018 750ml

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Les Talmettes is contiguous to Aux Vergelesses to the west, so it is south-facing. There are very few producers of  Talmettes and was not produced as a single vineyard until 2007.
The Bize parcel of Talmettes is 0.80 hectare and planted in 1968 and 1978. The parcel is steep at the top, with a little sand mixed into a clay-limestone based soil.

93pts, John Gilman, View From The Cellar: "As I mentioned above, the Talmettes here in 2018 is one of only two wines that did not include one hundred percent whole clusters, as there was simply not enough room in the fermenters for all of the stems! The thirty percent or so that was de-stemmed seems to have given the wine an early sheen that is pretty rare for a Domaine Bize wine, but which works very nicely with the style of the vintage, as it delivers a fine bouquet of black cherries, sappy dark berries, French roast, bonfire, gamebird and a complex base of dark soil tones. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, complex and sappy at the core, with lovely soil signature, ripe, seamless tannins and fine backend minerality perking up the long and very classy finish. Just a lovely bottle in the making. 2027-2060."