2016 Grand Cru Domaine Faiveley
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
(from a .62 ha parcel in Le Rognet, which is in Ladoix). A difficult nose is presently composed by notes of reduction, sulfur and soft wood. Rich, full-bodied and powerful flavors are also blessed with an impressive amount of dry extract that coats the palate on the expressly dry but not really austere finale. Like the BBM, this too needs to develop better overall depth but the underlying material does appear to be on hand for that to occur. Drinking range: 2026 - Rating: 91-94 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2018)
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Really savoury from the oak, with spice and sweetness and richness in the mouth. Savoury on the palate too, crisp with limey citrus if not yet fully integrated. Drinking range: 2022 - 2028 Rating: 17.5 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com(Feb 2018)
This has succulence up front, white pear and stone and very cool minerals. It is rich in this minerality. Power and intensity. Long and strong finish. Rating: 19.25 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Nov 2017)
(malo finished): Bright yellow. Candied lime, underripe pineapple and white peach on the nose, complicated by notes of bergamot and crushed stone. Plush and intense but youthfully reserved, conveying savory crushed-stone minerality; little oak showing despite the fact that nearly 50% was new. The almost painful rising back end features an element of medicinal herbs. A superb wine without any excess weight but still a bit disjointed. (The Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet and Bâtard-Montrachet were just starting their malolactic fermentations at the time of my visit.) Rating: 92-95 Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com(Sep 2017)
The Faiveley family are the largest vineyard owners in Burgundy, owning around 120ha, spread across the Côtes de Nuits, Beaune and Chalonnaise 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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