Domaine Camus-Bruchon, 2018 Savigny-Lès-Beaune, 1er Cru, Les Lavieres
94 pts-View from the Cellar-John Gilman
The 2018 les Lavières from Guillaume Camus is a gorgeous wine in the making. The bouquet is pure, elegant and potentially sappy, offering up a nascently complex blend of red and black cherries, plums, dark chocolate, violets, gamebird, a superb base of soil tones and a deft framing of cedary oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and really deep in the midpalate, with a suave sense of balance, fine-grained tannins and a long, tangy and very, very refined finish. This is a great Savigny in the making! 2028-2065.
A very ripe but not jammy nose consists of plum, cassis and dark cherry liqueur aromas that are trimmed in soft wood and earth nuances. The very round, rich and sappy flavors still manage to exhibit good detail on the lightly mineral-inflected flavors that also terminate in a mildly warm, raspy and slightly austere finish.