91-93 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2017 Savigny-lès-Beaune La Dominode 1er Cru has another promising bouquet of pure blackberry, bilberry, crushed stone and light loamy scents that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, offering plenty of crunchy black fruit. Slightly tarry toward the finish but perhaps offers the most persistency amongst Pavelot’s impressive range. Cellar this for three years if you can. Drink: 2022-2035. (Jan 2019)"
91-93 points Fine Wine Review: "Depth to stony nose. Deep red fruits, hint of mint, most volume of these wines, good structure but also roundness, some smoothness. 40% is old vines — 80 years. (5/5/19)"
92 points and 'Top Value,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "( two-thirds of the vines are between 70 and 80 years of age and the remaining vines are approximately 20+ years old). Here too a generous dollop of wood frames the very spicy aromas of plum liqueur, dark raspberry and subtle humus and underbrush scents. The sleek and impressively intense medium weight flavors brim with minerality while offering the best complexity and persistence in the range on the balanced, firm and serious finish. This too should amply reward mid to even longer-term cellaring potential. Drink: 2027+. (Apr 2019)"
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