CORTON CHARLEMAGNE

2017 Grand Cru Domaine Faiveley

EN PRIMEUR

(from two parcels that total .866 ha in Le Rognet and Le Corton). Enough wood to merit mentioning sets off the overtly floral and citrus-suffused aromas that include notes of mineral reduction and quinine. The dense, intense and very serious broad-shouldered flavors are akin to rolling small rocks around the mouth before culminating in a driving and gorgeously complex finish that goes on and on. The Bâtard and BBM are both very good but there is another dimension of depth present here. Drinking range: 2029 - Rating: 93-95 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jun 2019)

In Bond

75cl bottles (wood case of 6)

* This is a pre-shipment/primeur offer. All orders are accepted under the TERMS of this offer which differ from the terms of the rest of the site.

Two out of the fifteen barrels of the 2017 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru derive, for the first time, from white vines planted at the top of Faiveley's famous Clos des Cortons, and the ensuing wine is certainly superb, offering up notes of citrus zest, white flowers and crushed chalk. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, taut and strikingly incisive, with a deep core and a long, searingly mineral finish. This will be well worth seeking out. Rating: 93-95 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Jan 2019)

Slightly cloudy barrel sample. Ripe citrus and spice. Big and so primary, you could almost be tasting the grapes. Spicy and so creamy on the palate it is almost thick. But the acidity is high. Not meshed yet but the components seem balanced. Drinking range: 2027 - 2040 Rating: 18++ Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com(Dec 2018)

A hard-to-beat Corton-Charlemagne in 2017, this comes from cool, east-facing vineyards that ripen very slowly, even in a warm year. Focussed, pithy and fizzing with energy, it's a rich, dense wine with 40% new oak, creamy lees and a tangy, mouthwatering finish. Drinking range: 2020 - 2029 Rating: 97-97 Tim Atkin MW - Decanter(Dec 2018)

Savoury marzipan aroma. It is full on the strike, so juicy and generous. Then it is cold and straight and has a fine salty tension. Lively long finish. “In le Corton - East facing top of Ladoix village so at the limit...maybe the coldest place.” says Jérome Flous Rating: 19.25 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Dec 2018)

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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