CLOS DE VOUGEOT

2019 Grand Cru Domaine Faiveley

EN PRIMEUR

(blended from 3 separate lieux-dits, two near the bottom and one near the top). A distinctly earthy and exceptionally fresh nose speaks of the pure essence of various red berries and a whiff of underbrush. There is both excellent density and richness to the imposingly scaled flavors that culminate in a delineated, sappy and markedly austere yet refreshing finale. This is a classically styled Clos that will take its sweet time maturing. Drinking range: 2036 - Rating: 92-95 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jan 2021)

In Bond

75cl bottles (wood case of 6)

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Aromas of cherries, wild berries, incense and loamy soil, framed by a deft touch of spicy new oak, introduce the 2019 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, a medium to full-bodied, rich and layered wine that's elegantly muscular, with terrific depth and concentration. Long and penetrating, this is a fine longer-haul proposition from Faiveley. Rating: 93-95 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

Much more massive of course than the Echezeaux which preceded it. There are no stems retained, though Jérôme Flous thinks he might like to try some in Clos Vougeot. A reductive wood note is slightly interfering with the purity of the nose. Certainly very sweet fruit on the palate, on the chunky side, but that’s fine for a young Clos Vougeot. Tasted: November 2020 **** Rating: 94 - 96 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy  (Jan 2021)

Barrel sample. Firm and savoury and refreshing (at last!). Good balance and correct. Notably appetising with depth and character. A cool draught with real interest and length. Drinking range: 2026 - 2043 Rating: 17.5/20 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Dec 2020)

The 2019 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru comes from Faiveley’s 1.27-hectare parcel. It has a floral nose with potpourri and light lavender aromas that partially occlude the fruit expression. The palate is lithe on the entry with modest depth and quite tertiary in style, and a keen thread of acidity lends freshness on the finish. A little austere in style, it opens with aeration to offer a very minerally finish. Here, it put the Echézeaux 2019 in its place. Drinking range: 2025 - 2045 Rating: 93-95 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Dec 2020)

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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