Wine Review of 2015 Patriarche Père et Fils Savigny-Lès-Beaune Premier Cru Aux Serpentières Cuvée Emotion, Burgundy Pinot Noir
This ‘Cuvée Emotion’ by Burgundy house Patriarche Père et Fils is a Premier Cru wine from the village of Savigny-Lès-Beaune on the Cote de Beaune, the Aux Serpentières vineyard specifically, elaborated from 100% Pinot Noir grapes.
This Burgundy red comes in a relatively light red color, light in absolute, but actually fairly intense for a Pinot Noir wine. It is looking quite dark with a wide spectrum of hues to it appearance, noticeable hints of oranges hues.
The wine appears tight and closed up at first but opens up in the glass after 5-10 minutes.
Then is revealed a complex and deep aromatic profile, where vibrant and deep fruity characters are expressed and dominant.
Fresh raspberry and ripe cherry are blended in a cooked apple background. The whole is scented with a clear and distinctive violet floral tone. Add a mixture of caramel and sweet spices, wet toasted oak and spicy pepper, and you’ll picture a complex and charming nose. Definitely a lively and vibrant wine, from so much fruit and floral aroma.
The palate surprises by its utter smoothness.
On a relatively light body, tannins are super-smooth helping the dominant cooked apple and fresh berries flavors give the impression of a ripe fruity and juicy wine overall.
The sweet and peppery spices, backed up by extremely delicate and well-integrated oaky notes add many layers of complexity revealed extensively, and extrovertedly, over a long finish.
An utterly satisfying, juicy, precise, fresh and acidic Pinot Noir, yet one filled with a complex expression, combining acute fruity and floral notes with the depth and length of oak and mixed spices.
A dry, sweet and savory experience where cherry liqueur and cooked apples augmented by ginger bread spices are delivered over a cushion of smooth silky tannins.
Outstandingly pleasing to taste, and more importantly, very charming to drink!