"Reduced by hail damage in mid-June and a side order of coulure, the 2012 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru La Dominode has a vibrant, energetic bouquet mixing both red and black fruit with just a hint of dark chocolate. The palate is structured and masculine, quite linear with a fine grip on the finish. This is a multi-faceted Savigny, destined to reveal hidden nuances once bottled."
Allen Meadows - Burghound:
"Sweet spot/Outstanding! This is ripe and serious yet very fresh with a broad-ranging nose that is composed of earth, spice, plum and dark cherry. There is excellent richness to the extract-rich and overtly mineral-inflected medium weight flavors that are shaped by well-integrated and ripe tannins on the lingering, balanced and solidly complex finish. There is a touch of youthful austerity but I suspect that this will drink well young but age gracefully too."