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Domaine Simon Bize et Fils is a truly classic Burgundian family domain: not large (22 hectares, with small plots spread across many appellations), but not too small, with production of about 7,000 cases per year; resolutely old-fashioned (wines typically feature 100% stem inclusion and discrete use of oak), and committed to making age-worthy wines from low-yielding old vines. The domaine is located in the 'truly classic' Burgundian village of Savigny-les-Beaune. If Savigny now enjoys a...
- 89 Points -
A deft application of wood sets off cool and pretty aromas of pear, orange peel and lemon rind. The lightly mineral-inflected middle weight flavors possess a lovely sense of underlying tension before terminating in a mildly austere but persistent finale. This well-balanced effort should drink well young but also reward 3 to 6 years of cellaring if desired. A very good choice for value.See detailed press review