TN: A great QPR red Burgundy to cellar ...

  • 2013 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru Clos Salomon - France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Givry 1er Cru
    An excellent, value for money red Burg to put away for a few years … Drunk over two evenings. Deep ruby, purple highlights. A gorgeous nose. Ripe and rich. Notes of dark cherries, black plums, kirsch and damp peaty soil with a little spice and dry brushwood. On palate, brisk 2013 acidity on the attack. Also quite tannic, with those fine grained tannins presently hiding the fruit. With ~ 3-5 years under its belt it’ll be a lovely Burg, I’d think. Very good fruit volume. Dense with serious structure. The flavours are black cherry, raspberries, damp earth and iron with suggestions of cassis. (91 pts.)

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Nice note, thanks for posting and reminding me that this is a lovely wine.
For Christmas eve dinner a couple of years back drank a 2010 Clos Salomon and I was really impressed. Wonderful fruit and floral aromatics, suave palate, just a delight to drink. The next day i could still taste it on the palate!
Anyhow, I’m hoping this could be a interesting wine to hunt down in 2015 vintage: its definitely got the pedigree and in a nice vintage like that could be great QPR

Agree. I had the 10 a while back and greatly enjoyed it. Only problem was significant reduction that took a while to blow off. Curious if anyone else has had this problem with this producer.

I’ve had a couple of obscure givrys (an 08 and a 97) over the past few months and I was pleasantly surprised by both. Nice humble appellation to be sure.

Guys, I agree the '10 is a very good vintage for Clos Salomon. But, probably, one to keep sleeping a little longer … And yes, I too often see reduction on opening these.

Cheers, Howard