Due to arrive soon, these are the last bottles of the 2020 Dominode we have to offer at our same low pricing. Pavelot is the benchmark for Savigny, and La Dominode is their top premier cru and ultimate expression. This has for many years been one of the best buys for Premier Cru Burgundy, and this time around, we were able to get a fantastic number here, lower than the original release pricing. 2020 is a little more approachable than some vintages but is still incredibly structured and will really start to shine with time in the cellar. We have a few cases at this low pricing, and it's one of the best prices for Pavelots Dominode from any vintage right now. This will be one of the last chances at this pricing, so get it while you can.
One of the best addresses in Savigny Les Beaune, we love the wines from Jean-Marc Pavelot for their classic, traditional, and vineyard-driven style that show refinement and aren't overly rustic. We have the current release for the flagship Cuvee from the Domaine, La Dominode, which is a fantastic bottle this vintage once again. Sourced from vines up to 80 years old, this has been the bar-setting bottle in Savigny for decades and is Pavelot's best wine in 2020. A Big note below, we have the first bottles available for this standout Cuvee in the US and at lower pricing than the 2019s currently. For fans of Pavelot, or those looking for a good buy for the 2020 premier Cru red Burgundy, this is one of the best.
John Gilman 93 points! "The 2020 la Dominode from Monsieur Pavelot is an excellent wine in the making. The bouquet is pure and precise, offering up notes of cassis, dark berries, coffee bean, bonfire, a complex base of dark soil tones, a touch of currant leaf and a discreet framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is full, focused and shows off excellent depth in the mid-palate, with ripe, seamless tannins, fine balance and grip and a long, sappy and complex finish. This is lovely."
Burghound 91-93 points! "An extremely ripe yet again, still fresh nose offers up its aromas of mocha, poached plum and black cherry jam. The rich, round and quite supple medium-bodied flavors immediately firm up on the youthfully austere, palate coating and lightly mineral infused finale. This firmly structured effort is going to need at least some patience as it's presently quite tightly wound."