John Gilman 93+ points! The 2017 version of aux Guettes from Hugues Pavelot is an utterly classic expression of this fine terroir. The first class bouquet is pure and already impressively complex, delivering scents of black cherries, sweet dark berries, raw cocoa, a lovely mix of spice tones, dark soil elements, a touch of mustard seed and a nicely discreet base of cedary oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, refined in profile and beautifully sappy at the core, with excellent complexity, ripe, seamless tannins and lovely backend mineral drive on the focused and perfectly balanced young finish. This is gorgeous wine. (Drink between 2023-2060)"
Vinous (Neal Martin) 91-93 points! "The 2017 Savigny-lès-Beaune Aux Guettes 1er Cru offers more terroir expression and complexity than the Les Serpentières at the moment. This is very detailed, displaying touches of graphite filtering through the black fruit. The palate is very well balanced with a fine line of acidity. A little compact now, but there is a sense of symmetry toward the finish that is compelling. This comes highly recommended."