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2020 Domaine Laurent-Savoye Beaujolais Villages Cuvee Prestige

Beaujolais, France

A dark fruited Gamay but bursting with energy, this is a prime example of Beaujolais.

$33.00

About

About the Wine

Beaujolais was once called 'poor man's Burgundy.' Punters absolutely latched on to this idea and, slowly, prices of Beaujolais began to rise. While it's still cheaper than Burgundy, by a long way, finding value is getting a bit trickier.

Enter Domaine Laurent-Savoye. For the price, this wine absolutely knocks it out of the park. This isn't a light and fluffy Beaujolais - it has substance, weight and texture. It's lifted and fragrant, with dark forest fruits and a touch of candied raspberry, but you'll also find grainy tannins and ground spices. It has all the complexity and beauty of a forest after a storm. Amazing wine at an amazing price.

About Domaine Laurent-Savoye

Laurent Savoye controls 9 hectares of vineyards in Burgundy and Beaujolais, under the name of Domaine des Combiers. They are some of the steepest in the regions and, when it comes to Beaujolais, are over 100 years old. He keeps things traditional, as did his father, grandfather and great-grandfather - harvests are managed by hand, with no industrial fertilisation or sprays in the vineyards.

What really sets Laurent Savoye apart, though, is the sheer value. Given the age of the vineyards and the manual labour costs, you'd expect some extreme pricing. Instead, you get value for money wines across the range. They are wines of finesse, subtlety and marketed to be wines for the people.

Domaine des Combiers
Domaine des Combiers
Beaujolais, France
Additional Info

From the Producer

Hand picked, entirely vinified on the estate. Beaujolais vinified with whole bunches using semi-carbonic maceration and 10 to 12 days in oak to extract the spicy tannins characterizing this terroir. Deep colour, nose of black fruits and liquorice, spicy on the palate with peppery notes, long and rich with very present tannins but of great finesse.

Blend : Gamay (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Laurent enjoying a tipple
Laurent enjoying a tipple
Beaujolais, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

90Points
The Wine Front

"A mix of dark cherry fruit and savoury characters, herbal lift, exotic spice. Lovely to sniff on. Washy through the palate but tightens on a fine web of tannin. Pleasing lift and freshness, tart fruit and dusty tannin profile. A deeper expression here. Fine and clean." Mike Bennie

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