CORTON

2017 Grand Cru Clos des Cortons Domaine Faiveley

EN PRIMEUR

The super fresh, sour-cherry nose leads you into a very concentrated and focused red with a lot of mineral and graphite character. The tannins are a shade firmer than in the other Grand Crus from Faiveley, but it was always that way. Deep, dark and cool finish that goes on and on. Better from 2023. Drinking range: 2023 - Rating: 96-96 Nick Stock, www.jamessuckling.com(Feb 2019)

In Bond

75cl bottles (wood case of 6)

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This is superbly pretty on the nose. In the palate there is an easy and very good feel - full of energy and joy. A delicacy to it with nothing like as much brawn and breadth as the Mazis nor the Beze which we tasted before. The Cortons is a super elegant and pretty wine with poise and power. Bring it on! Powerfully elegant - this is so attractive already that it feels almost ready to go, but the compact nature of that zipping core lets you know this has much more to give in time, however attractive it already is. Drinking range: 2020 - 2028L&S(Nov 2018)

The 2017 Corton Clos des Corton Faiveley Grand Cru comes from a monopole of around 3 hectares. It has quite a powerful bouquet of assertive red currant and cranberry fruit, fig jam and a hint of dates. The medium-bodied palate displays supple tannin and a fine bead of acidity. Quite stocky in style, with a saline, quite persistent finish that lingers in the mouth. Excellent. Drinking range: 2024 - 2040 Rating: 91-93 Neal Martin, vinous.com(Jan 2019)

You're almost always assured of a great Corton from this 2.7ha monopole, which has performed especially well in the warmer conditions of 2017, retaining acidity and freshness. Fine tannins, chalky minerality and beautifully judged oak all support savoury raspberry, red cherry and pomegranate fruit flavours. Drinking range: 2025 - 2032 Rating: 96-96 Tim Atkin MW - Decanter(Jan 2019)

Cask sample. Mid cherry red. Smells ripe and sweet and generous in its red fruit. A touch peppery. Gorgeous harmony between ripe, fresh, generous fruit and well-modulated structure. Succulent, fine, mildly chewy and seems remarkably accessible even now. Very, very long. Drinking range: 2027 - 2040 Rating: 18 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com(Dec 2018)

This is rich and fruity and dense. It is powerful, rich and has an savoury minerality in the middle palate. Long and salty finish. “This shows the salty minerality of the Cote de Beaune. It takes time and is always the last wine that I put into barrel.” (Jérome Flos) Rating: 18.50 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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