More weight than the Mazis - more plumpness to the fruit upfront a sweet side. Yet it tightens up neatly - a lifted more aromatic feel takes over and and some mineral scratchiness builds and finishes this cleanly and with promise. Fruit is beautifully sweet at the core but this has good push and gentle power. Really attractive Clos de Beze. L&S(Nov 2019)
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(from a 1.29 ha parcel). An even spicier and wonderfully expansive nose reflects notes of anise, clove, lavender and violet that suffuse the red and dark pinot fruit scents. The mouthfeel of the big-bodied flavors possess a lovely sense of underlying tension along with good detail and a subtle minerality on the equally firm but somewhat less austere finale. This is slightly more complete and a wine of class and grace though make no mistake, if you wish to see it at its peak, a good deal of patience is advised. Drinking range: 2040 - Rating: 93-96 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2020)
The 2018 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru soars from the glass with a rich bouquet of cassis, dark berries, baking chocolate, woodsmoke, loamy soil, licorice and grilled game. On the palate, it's full-bodied, rich and concentrated, with terrific energy and structural refinement despite the wine's texture and volume and a long, saline finish. Rating: 94-96 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Jan 2020)
Drinking range: 2028 - 2038 Rating: 18.5 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com(Dec 2019)
Sweet florals. Rich and ripe and very floral...lovely concentration, but not too rich.. and it has vitality and freshness and such intensity and freshness on the finish. A very stylish Clos Beze. Among the best I have tasted. Drinking range: 2027 - 2042 Rating: 98 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Nov 2019)
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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BURGUNDY EN PRIMEUR FAQ
OFFER: All wines are offered subject to availability and final confirmation.
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