NUITS SAINT GEORGES
2010 1er Cru Les Damodes Domaine Faiveley
|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
|Village||Nuits Saint Georges|
Good dark red. Aromas of blackberry, bitter chocolate, mocha, licorice and peppery spices. Juicy, intense and fine-grained, with a strong saline quality adding interest to the dark fruit and chocolate flavors. The long, rising finish features suave, sweet tannins. Rating: 91 - 93 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Jan 2012)
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This is intensely and a rather exotically aromatic. Very supple on the attack. Quite sumptuous berry fruit up front. Very juicy fruit with good freshness. Smoothly supportive tannins. It finishes on an energetic note. I like the tension at the end, but the Chaignots seemed to have more depth. Fine. Rating: 17.75 - 18 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Jan 2012)
This is also quite spicy with ripe and well-layered aromas of red and blue pinot fruit that is satisfyingly fresh. The rich, dense and enveloping flavors possess excellent phenolic maturity as well as outstanding depth and length on the mouth coating finish. Here the tannins are a bit more prominent and will require a few more years of cellar time to resolve. 2024+ Rating: 91 - 93 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jan 2012)
Delicate and fresh but sinewy. Not very integrated. Rating: 16 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2012)
Concentrated cherry fruit, beautifully ripe and round, and with malleable tannins on the back palate. Acidity is just so, balancing the dryness nicely. Complex peppery and liquorice finish. Gripping. Rating: 17 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2012)
The Faiveley family are the largest vineyard owners in Burgundy, owning around 120ha, spread across the Côtes de Nuits, Beaune and Chalonnais and encompassing everything from generic Bourgogne up to the grandest of Grand Crus. Their holdings supply the grapes for 5 out of every 6 bottles made by Faiveley, the balance being bought in from carefully selected contract growers.
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