89pts – Burghound
The 2011 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Lavieres comes from the domaine’s vines planted in 1954. It has a well-defined nose with dried herbs infusing the red plum & cranberry fruit. Slightly leafy, but is well defined & poised. The palate is medium-bodied with dry tannins. There is a little hardness, although the judicious dash of black pepper on the finish is welcome. This premier cru just needs to loosen up in bottle.