88-91pts Allen Meadows - Burghound
A slightly riper yet still quite fresh nose combines notes of raspberry, rose petal and more subtle earth nuances. There is once again good vibrancy to the delicious and slightly bigger and richer medium-bodied flavors that possess a caressing mid-palate that contrasts somewhat with the softly rustic finish. (1/2018)
90pts John Gilman
Not surprisingly, the premier cru of Narbantons chez Mongeard shows quite a bit more depth at the core and better structure. The bouquet offers up a youthful blend of red and black cherries, dark soil tones, woodsmoke, espresso, pigeon and a bit of cedary new oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and still quite primary in profile, with a good core, moderate tannins and fine length and grip on the well-balanced finish. This will be tasty with a bit of bottle age. (Drink between 2025-2065) 90+ (11/2017)
Savigny-les-Beaune “Premier Cru” Les Narbantons reds have an intense colour which is more vivid than that of the "Villages" appellations. Their bouquet is elegant and powerful, dominated by red fruits. The “Premiers Crus”, concentrated and full of tannins, combine character, finesse and elegance. These wines are noted for their finesse and can be drunk while still very young, although those from the good years reach their true excellence when fully mature.