93pts Wine Enthusiast
This full wine is well structured and offers rich red fruits. It is still young, but its concentration and ripe red-berry and cherry flavors are all there. Let the wine age for a few years and drink from 2024.
91pts Wine Spectator
This is packed with sweet ripe cherry and berry aromas and flavors shaded by tobacco, spice and mineral accents. Lively, firming up on the lingering aftertaste. Best from 2022 through 2033. 75 cases imported.
91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This is a successful vintage for Faiveley's 2016 Beaune 1er Cru Clos de l'Écu Monopole, an expressive wine that offers up a generous bouquet of ripe cherries, raw cocoa and a nicely integrated framing of cedary new oak. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ample and satiny textured, with melting tannins and a fleshy but succulent core of fruit. This will offer a broad drinking window.