Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard

Les Narbantons Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.35 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Savigny-lès-Beaune, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

What a nose. A knockout. So complex. So floral. Beautiful pure and detailed cherry fruit. Elite florals. Roses and violets. Wet moss. Just out of hand. So clear. So well defined. Amazing stoniness that props up all the other aromas. A stoney base if you will. Superb mint/tree bark/sous bois triple play. Wow. Really tremendous clarity here. Mesmerizing. Hypnotizing. Palate is so so concentrated and super pure. The depth is crazy. Amazing purity and elegance. Sick tiny berry fruit intensity. All the darkest red cherries in a bowl of very dark cherries. The palate impact and layered off the wall concentrated fruit is the story here. Wow. Some of the best fruit I’ve ever had in a GirardSappy and dense and really coats the palate and has amazing staying power. Just sick. So so sick. What an outrageous bottle of Girard. This has length for days upon days. So long. So pure. Fruit is just insane. If this had more elegance it would be a 9.5. It’s 9.489 really.

What a nose. A knockout. So complex. So floral. Beautiful pure and detailed cherry fruit. Elite florals. Roses and violets. Wet moss. Just out of hand. So clear. So well defined. Amazing stoniness that props up all the other aromas. A stoney base if you will. Superb mint/tree bark/sous bois triple play. Wow. Really tremendous clarity here. Mesmerizing. Hypnotizing. Palate is so so concentrated and super pure. The depth is crazy. Amazing purity and elegance. Sick tiny berry fruit intensity. All the darkest red cherries in a bowl of very dark cherries. The palate impact and layered off the wall concentrated fruit is the story here. Wow. Some of the best fruit I’ve ever had in a GirardSappy and dense and really coats the palate and has amazing staying power. Just sick. So so sick. What an outrageous bottle of Girard. This has length for days upon days. So long. So pure. Fruit is just insane. If this had more elegance it would be a 9.5. It’s 9.489 really.

Aug 11th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

Brilliant nose. Girard did very well in 2015. Sunshine, late season cherry, mineral, earthy, gamey and meaty. Complex and finesse driven with sappy fruit, a nice hit of opulence. Clean and balanced and very pure. So silky. Great upon pop and pour but air really sends into overdrive.

Brilliant nose. Girard did very well in 2015. Sunshine, late season cherry, mineral, earthy, gamey and meaty. Complex and finesse driven with sappy fruit, a nice hit of opulence. Clean and balanced and very pure. So silky. Great upon pop and pour but air really sends into overdrive.

Jun 11th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Have not had this since March. Somewhat closed nose. Earthy, spices, damson. But the palate is the truth albeit a bit young. Dense ripe red fruits and beautiful acid and tannins. Amazing structure at this point. A bit closed for most normal people but I think with air throughout the day my score will go up. But Girard wrecked shop in 14 and it's even better than I remember but closed for now.

After an hour of air this has come together aromatically. Stunning depth of berry fruit, flowers, tree bark and mint. Palate had ample fruit and structure with great freshness and purity. A stunner.

Have not had this since March. Somewhat closed nose. Earthy, spices, damson. But the palate is the truth albeit a bit young. Dense ripe red fruits and beautiful acid and tannins. Amazing structure at this point. A bit closed for most normal people but I think with air throughout the day my score will go up. But Girard wrecked shop in 14 and it's even better than I remember but closed for now.

After an hour of air this has come together aromatically. Stunning depth of berry fruit, flowers, tree bark and mint. Palate had ample fruit and structure with great freshness and purity. A stunner.

Dec 14th, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Earthy and dark berries. Brambles galore. Supple and very fruity. Maybe a bit of heat on backend but also maybe youth. Juicy. Good structure. Inner mouth florals and tons of structure. Juicy and complex.

Earthy and dark berries. Brambles galore. Supple and very fruity. Maybe a bit of heat on backend but also maybe youth. Juicy. Good structure. Inner mouth florals and tons of structure. Juicy and complex.

Mar 7th, 2016
Matthew Cohen

Nose is cherry perfume. Mellow but gorgeous.

Palate is cherry and cherry lipstick. Fresh. Juicy, delicious. Hint of cherry licorice.

Giraffe is a model of consistency. Never a bad bottle.

As this opens more gods cherry density. Wow.

Bought from fass selections

Nose is cherry perfume. Mellow but gorgeous.

Palate is cherry and cherry lipstick. Fresh. Juicy, delicious. Hint of cherry licorice.

Giraffe is a model of consistency. Never a bad bottle.

As this opens more gods cherry density. Wow.

Bought from fass selections

May 26th, 2020