Jean Féray et Fils, Savigny-les-Beaune (Burgundy, France) “Sous La Cabotte” 2018

($40, Jeanne-Marie de Champs Selection):   The 2018 vintages produced some charming red Burgundies, some of which, such as this one, are delicious now.  Féray’s has wonderful depth for a village wine, reflecting the ripeness of the grapes due to the warmth of the vintage.  Good acidity keeps it fresh and balances its red fruit-like fruitiness.  It blossoms as it sits in the glass.  It has the requisite balance to develop with bottle age, but I suspect you won’t have the patience to wait, especially if there is a roast chicken about to emerge from the oven.
91 Michael Apstein Jan 5, 2021