Santenay Rouge 1er Cru Clos de Tavannes
The parcel borders the Chassagne-Montrachet village appellation and the Clos Charreau of the Morgeot 1er Cru. This vineyard is planted at a density of 10,000 vines per hectare and vines are pruned into Cordon de Royat.
Santenay is the southernmost village in the Côte de Beaune. Mostly red wines are produced here, although some attempts at making white wine have been made. The appellation's most prestigious 1er Crus (including Les Gravières, La Comme and Clos de Tavannes) are located east of the village, next to Chassagne-Montrachet. The latter was named for its former owner, the Saulx de Tavannes family.
Aromatically this is the most elegant wine in the range with its pure essence of red cherry, currant, spice and floral top note. The well-defined medium weight flavors possess a beguiling sense of underlying detail as well as a subtle minerality though the dusty finish is again mildly drying. Whether the dryness eventually dissipates is an open question though I would add that the proper dish should mitigate it even young.
89 points, Burghound.com (June 2020)
Pretty mid red purple with am elegant classy nose. This is a great terroir. There is purity of class and fruit here over and above Morgeot, with an excellent acidity. I love the perfumed fresh raspberry aftertaste with excellent length.
91 points, InsideBurgundy.com (December 2019)
Caroline Lestimé doesn't have to travel far to get to her parcel of Clos de Tavannes, as it's just over the village border from Chassagne-Montrachet. Planted with a high percentage of old vines, this has corresponding levels of concentration, structured tannins and toasty, one-third new oak. The underlying fruit and acidity are very fine here.
92 points, Decanter (October 2018)
The reds are tannic and structured. The village-level wines have aroma of almond and strawberry, while the premier crus tend to have more floral bouquets (violet). Notes of chestnuts and prunes develop with age.