2018 1er Cru Les Champgains Domaine Faiveley

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Puligny Montrachet
Classification 1er Cru
Vineyard Les Champgains

Lovely mineral attack - then some toasty wood kicks in. Nicely poised - good bite and mineral cleanliness - not deeply textured for now. Sleek and polished. But bright and bouncing nonetheless. A good Puligny character and soul. L&S (Nov 2019)

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Reduction currently masks the underlying fruit though not so much to hide the evident ripeness. There is slightly better energy and delineation to the still quite round and lush middle weight flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the sappy, dry and linear finale. This nicely refreshing effort should drink well young but reward a few years of bottle age. Drinking range: 2024 - Rating: 89-91 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2020)

A fine follow-up to the excellent 2017, Faiveley's 2018 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Gain mingles aromas of crisp orchard fruit and orange oil with nuances of nutmeg and pastry cream in an incipiently complex bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, supple and satiny, it's lively and precise, with a chalky finish. Rating: 92-94 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (Jan 2020)

Barrel sample. Spicy like the Puligny Referts but a little denser on the palate. Deep and creamy. Firmly structured and still mouth-wateringly fresh. Long, too. Drinking range: 2021 - 2026 Rating: 16.5+ Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com (Dec 2019)

Domaine Faiveley

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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