Monday, November 12, 2018

2016 Faiveley

2016 Domaine Faiveley
The Wines from Domaine Faiveley continue to get better and better. Under the watchful eye of Erwan Faiveley the Domaine has gone from strength to strength in recent vintages and has produced some of the most acclaimed wines of the 2016 Vintage. A vintage which was marked by a late frost followed by a long warm summer, while yields were down the quality is outstanding. These wines seem to have put on weight sine I first tasted them in February and may in fact eclipse 2015 in both quality and longevity. All in all a set of wonderful wines from an outstanding vintage.

2016 Domaine Faiveley Beaune Clos de L'Ecu....$49.99
Clos de l'Ecu was acquired in 2003 and is a monopole of Domaine Faiveley. The 5+ acre "Clos" or walled vineyard sits high on the hillside overlooking 1er Crus Les Bressandes, Les Feves and Les Perrieres and the village of Beaune to the east. Soils are shallow, loose and laiden with gravel.

2016 Domaine Faiveley Chambolle Musigny La Combe d'Orveau 1er Cru...$189.99
The Premier Cru and Grand cru section of La Combe d’Orveau is located above and just south of Les Petits Musigny on a south east oriented slope just above the northwest corner of Clos de Vougeot.
technical director Flous noted that due to the tiny production in 2016--nearly 90% lower than normal-- this wine was made in exactly the same way as Faiveley's Musigny: 50% destemmed by hand, vinified in a small tank and aging in a new feuillette): Bright ruby-red. Slightly grilled, reduced nose dominated today by smoky minerality, with hints of fresh blood and mocha. Plush, sweet and voluminous; a powerful, saline, smoky wine with outstanding solidity and unflagging length
Rated 92-94/100 Stephen Tanzer Vinous Media

2016 Domaine Faiveley Nuits St Georges Les Porets St Georges 1er Cru...$94.99
Bright ruby-red. A touch of reduction to the aromas of black raspberry and menthol. A step up in richness and fullness from the foregoing Nuits-Saint-Georges examples, conveying sexy sweetness to its flavors of dark cherry and dark chocolate complicated by a hint of white fruits. In a sweeter, generous style in the context of the vintage, with the wine's big dusty tannins nicely supported by its relatively full body.
Rated 91-93/100 Stephen Tanzer Vinous Media

2016 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin Clos Issarts 1er Cru...$111.99
Good dark red. Captivating perfume of raspberry, spices, crushed stone and red licorice. Intensely flavored and penetrating, boasting terrific energy and lift to its flavors of red berries, minerals and flowers. Very concentrated and dense but conveys a weightless impression. The palate-saturating finish offers spectacular rising perfume. A wine from very stony soil: I'm sure I would have picked it blind as coming from Chambolle-Musigny.
Rated 93-95/100 Stephen Tanzer Vinous

2016 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin Cazetiers 1er Cru....$127.99
Bright dark red. Reduced on the nose. Then silky, penetrating and classically dry on the palate, conveying an impression of medicinal reserve to its flavors of black fruits, smoke and minerals. The serious, granular tannins reach the front teeth. Very tactile wine but a bit youthfully stunted.
Rated 92-94/100 Burghound
Rated 91-93/100 Stephen Tanzer Vinous

2016 Domaine Faiveley Corton Clos de Corton Grand Cru...$242.99 / 750ml
2016 Domaine Faiveley Corton Clos de Corton Grand Cru...$485.99 / Magnum
Bright ruby. Fruit-driven aromas of crushed black cherry and dark raspberry convey outstanding pungent lift. Incredibly concentrated, sappy and primary, conveying outstanding juicy purity and compelling thickness to its dark fruit and violet flavors. At once hugely powerful and utterly seamless, this wine finishes with great spicy length and lift. A real essence of Burgundy--and likely to evolve gracefully for 25 years or more.
Rated 95-98/100 Vinous Media
*If you are going to splurge on a wine this year please consider this wine*

2016 Domaine Faiveley Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru....$394.99
Bright, dark red-ruby. Knockout sappy nose combines black raspberry, crushed rock and white pepper. Boasts remarkable intensity and clarity--not to mention class--to its flavors of raspberry, spices and pungent minerals. Wonderfully sappy and dense but almost magically light on its feet. This sharply delineated wine finishes with ineffable rising perfume and outstanding length. This wine manages to combine the best traits of Faiveley's other Gevrey grand crus--not to mention the finest qualities of the 2016 vintage--in an utterly weightless package.
Rated 94-97/100 Stephen Tanzer Vinous
Rated 93-96/100 Burghound

2016 Domaine Faiveley Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru....$304.99
Dark red with ruby highlights. Complex, inviting aromas of black raspberry, peony, toast, smoke and game. Compellingly rich, creamy wine with a captivating mixture of dark berries, flowers and toasty oak. Maintains its thickness and body straight through to the very ripe, long, suavely tannic finish. A beauty.
Rated 93-95/100 Stephen Tanzer Vinous

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