Bouchard Savigny Les Beaune 1er Cru 'Les Lavieres' 2021




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Burgundy, France
90-93 points


Today the Burgundian wine domaine of Bouchard Pere et Fils can trace its origins back to 1731, though it is no longer family owned. In 1995 the Champagne house Joseph Henriot acquired the company and quality has risen as a consequence. Bouchard is led by Stéphane Follin Arbelet, while the wines are made by Philippe Prost - who has been with the company since 1978. An impressive gravity-flow winery on the Route de Savigny, the Cuvérie St Vincent, was completed in 2005 and enables them to process all their wines with optimum efficiency. Bouchard’s total holdings comprise 130 hectares, including 12ha of grand crus and 74ha of premier crus, which makes them the largest vineyard owners in the Côte d’Or.

The name of this "Climat" with rocky sub-soil comes from the great number of big flat stones called "laves" in the area. These natural stone slabs were used by the Merovingians for their tombs. One of these can be seen in the Louis XI room in the Château de Beaune. Bouchard Père & Fils owns 3.94 hectares of Savigny Premier Cru acquired at the beginning of the 20th century.


90 - 93 points
Allen Meadows

This is also aromatically quite cool with its more floral-inflected nose of plum, spice and discreet wood nuances. There is excellent volume to the more refined medium weight flavors that possess very good mid-palate density before terminating in an impressively persistent and balanced finale. This is sufficiently firm to repay up to a decade of cellaring but it should also be accessible after only 4 to 5 years if desired.

90 - 92 points
Wine Advocate

Aromas of red berries mingled with rose petals, baking spices and orange zest introduce the 2021 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Lavieres, a medium to full-bodied, supple and seamless wine that's lively and elegant, representing another fine rendition of a cuvee that's a perennial sleeper chez Bouchard.


Serving Temp.
14-16 °C
Cellar until
2028 - 2035
Food pairing
Pinot Noir pairs well with a variety of dishes, including roasted poultry, grilled salmon, and mushroom-based dishes, due to its versatile and medium-bodied characteristics.

Tasting Profile

This Premier Cru from Savigny-les-Beaune in Burgundy offers a darker fruited and refined character with dark fruit and licorice/mineral aspects.
The Les Lavieres vineyard's stony soils provide excellent drainage, resulting in a typical expression found in Bouchard's bottlings from this site, featuring lovely depth and structure, making it a serious and characterful Premier Cru wine available at a very good price. Delicate bouquet with berry fruit notes. On the palate, seductive with the subtle intensity of its aromas and for its tenderness. Good ageing potential.

Bouchard Savigny Les Beaune 1er Cru 'Les Lavieres' 2021

Bouchard Savigny Les Beaune 1er Cru 'Les Lavieres' 2021

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