This is also aromatically quite cool with its more floral-inflected nose of plum, spice and discreet wood nuances. There is excellent volume to the more refined medium weight flavors that possess very good mid-palate density before terminating in an impressively persistent and balanced finale. This is sufficiently firm to repay up to a decade of cellaring but it should also be accessible after only 4 to 5 years if desired. 90-93 points, drink 2028+, Allen Meadows, Burghound.
Aromas of red berries mingled with rose petals, baking spices and orange zest introduce the 2021 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Lavieres, a medium to full-bodied, supple and seamless wine that's lively and elegant, representing another fine rendition of a cuvee that's a perennial sleeper chez Bouchard. 90-92 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate.