Vinous – 90
The 2018 Beaune Les Bressandes 1er Cru has a touch of reduction on the nose that denies it the delineation of Dominique Lafon’s Beaune Epenottes. This is a little broody and more introspective than its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and fresh and crisp red fruit. This has more depth than its peers, quite harmonious and texturally satisfying. Smooth on the finish, there is a sense of class behind this Beaune Premier Cru. Recommended. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2018 red tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2033
Robert Parker – 93
Opening in the glass with notes of plums, raspberries and blackcurrants mingled with espresso roast, dark chocolate and rich soil tones, the 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Bressandes is medium to full-bodied, deep and fleshy, with a rich core of fruit, lively acids and fine, chalky tannins. This is one of the more reserved of Croix’s Beaune 1er Crus, but also the most promising.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045