Friday, November 11, 2016

2014 Highly Rated Faiveley Burgundy


2014 Faiveley Chambertin Clos de Beze Les Ouvrees Rodin....$879.98 / 750ml

Grand Cru
OWC available with 6 bottle purchase
Good full red, not darker than the "regular" Clos de Bèze. Suave and floral on the nose, showing pungent black pepper lift to its raspberry and mineral aromas. More luscious than the first Clos de Bèze but light on its feet, showing a wonderfully chiseled, penetrating quality and outstanding inner-mouth perfume. This struck me as more like a 2013, or a 2010. Not yet demonstrative in the middle but shows Musigny-like finesse. And the rising finish goes on and on. This incredible wine should evolve in bottle for decades.
Rated 95-98/100 Stephen Tanzer Vinous Media
Rated 95-97/100 Allen Meadows, Burghound

2014 Faiveley Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru $349.98 / 750ml

OWC available with 6 bottle purchase
Tasting note: A kaleidoscopically spicy and broad-ranging nose is composed of pure and elegant red and dark berries along with hints of game, smoke, sandalwood, dried flowers and orange peel. The refined, intense and mineral-driven imposingly-scaled flavors coat the palate with dry extract while delivering stunningly good length on the delineated finish that just goes on and on. This is a remarkable wine in every sense though once again it is not for the faint of heart as this too is going to require seriously extended cellaring to shed its fine but dense tannic spine. Patience, and lots of it, is absolutely essential.
Rated 95-97/100 Allen Meadows, Burghound
Rated 93-96/100 Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media

2014 Faiveley Corton Clos de Corton Faiveley Grand Cru...$214.98 / 750ml

OWC available with 6 bottle purchase
Deep ruby-red. Very dark aromas and flavors of medicinal black cherry, crushed rock and licorice pastille. Wonderfully rich and deep, combining a fine-grained texture with superb inner-palate energy. For all its power and concentration, this massive wine boasts terrific delineation. This will take a decade or more to reach its peak.
Rated 93-96/100 Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media
Rated 93-95/100 Allen Meadows, Burghound

2014 Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin les Cazetieres $109.98 / 750ml
Tasting note: A background but not invisible application of wood easily allows the cool and pure essence of red and dark berry fruit aromas that are liberally laced by almost pungent earth, animale, humus and underbrush nuances to shine. There is terrific punch and muscularity to the big-bodied, intense and mineral-driven flavors that display excellent delineation on the beautifully complex and hugely long finale. This is a very serious and built-to-age effort that will require plenty of patience before it reaches its peak.
Rated 92-94/100 Allen Meadows, Burghound
Rated 90-92/100 Stephen Tanzer Vinous Media

2014 Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin Clos des Issarts $99.98 / 750ml
Tasting note: This is aromatically more elegant with its airy and cool nose that mixes both red and dark currant, earth and hints of both wild flowers and game. There is a notably more refined mouth feel to the equally cool and stony middle weight flavors that are a bit more energetic if not as rich or muscular, all wrapped in a balanced and mildly austere finale. This is lovely and fashioned in an understated style that should be approachable after only 6 to 8 years of age.
Rated 91-93/100 Allen Meadows, Burghound
Rated 91-93/100 Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media

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