Domaine Camus-Bruchon, 2018 Savigny-Lès-Beaune, 1er Cru, Les Narbantons
94 pts-View from the Cellar-John Gilman
Narbantons, with its northeasterly exposition, was probably one of the more favored vineyards in the village in 2018, and the Camus-Bruchon version is stellar. The great nose wafts from the glass in a classic blend of cherries, a touch of fruitcake, red plums, gorgeous spice tones, gamebird, bonfire, dark soil tones and cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with ripe, buried tannins, excellent balance and grip and a very long, soil-driven and promising finish. Fine juice. 2030-2065.
A markedly ripe yet still reasonably fresh nose displays notes of spiced tea on the red and dark currant-scented nose. The succulent and lavishly rich medium-bodied flavors are shaped by slightly more phenolically mature tannins on the ever-so-mildly sweet finish. I suspect the sweetness will gradually fade away in time. – Allen Meadows