| Wine Advocate 87 points (Dec 2013)
The 2012 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Serpentieres is Javillier’s sole red premier cru. It has a pleasant bouquet of raspberry preserve and orange blossom that opens nicely in the glass, though it does not aspire to great complexity. The palate is fresh and clean with good acidity. The tannins feel firm and slightly chalky in the mouth, the finish tightly wound and demonstrating fine minerality if not the persistency one might have discerned in say, 2009 or 2010. Still, this should become a very respectable, and yet a delicious Savigny-les-Beaune.