Wine Spectator 89 points - A mix of fresh cherry and sweet oak marks this crisp red, turning lean and tight by the finish, where the tannins reign. Needs a little time. Best from 2015 through 2022. 10 cases imported.-BS
(Apr 30 2014)
Vinous 89 points - (from a mix of 25- and 40-year-old vines): Bright medium red. Cherry, redcurrant and underbrush aromas are lifted by a floral topnote. Silky on entry, then dense and firm in the middle, offering a lovely balance of fruits, spices and fresh acidity. Fairly full Beaune wine with a firmly tannic finish and a lingering spiciness. Like most of these premier crus, this will benefit from four or five years of bottle aging.
89-92 Points (Jan 2013)
Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2011 Beaune 1er Cru Bressandes has a simple but well-defined bouquet with blackberry and raspberry fruit infused with cedar and a hint of rolled tobacco - masculine and correct. The palate is again, quite simple, but balanced with sharp red fruit and a slightly abrasive finish that cuts away too quickly. I suspect another twelve months in bottle will lend this Beaune a little more weight and harmony. Drink 2015-2022. (Oct 2013)