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Domaine BESSON Givry  "Petit Pretans" 1er Cru 2016  

Retail Price: $38

Value Rating: 3.5

Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: October 19, 2018
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DDWA Score: 89

Great Value


I really like the delineation of flavors and richness of the Besson Givry Petit Pretans 2016. From a 30+ year old, Premier Cru vineyard in the Cote Chalonnaise, south of the Cote d’Or, in clay/limestone soil. Sports a deep, dark red, faint liqueur and plum sauce smell and flavor plus tarragon, truffle and black tea. This has plenty of structure and, more importantly, more stuffing than most Givry, especially from an ethereal vintage like 2016. Really nice now, but best drinking won’t start until 2022 I estimate.

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