2008 Faiveley - Clos de Vougeot 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Nuits - Vougeot | Grand Cru/ Red / Pinot Noir
2008 Faiveley - Clos de Vougeot
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Moderately saturated bright medium red. Pure if imploded aromas of red fruits and flowers lifted by mint. A bit medicinal and herbal, with a slight dryness that I don't find in the other grand crus today. Has personality but displays little easy sweetness. Finishes with building tannins. A bit inscrutable today, and on the light side for Clos Vougeot. Hervet told me that Faiveley sold off one of its three parcels in bulk because it was a bit rustic.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 149

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More Vintages and Sizes of Faiveley - Clos de Vougeot:

2005 (750ml)

About This Producer


Domaine Faively began in 1825 as a classic negociant firm and has since been passed down from father to son for nearly 200 years. During this time, it has become the largest owner of classified vineyards in the Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beanue and Cotes Chalonnaise. With 10 hectares of Grand Crus and 25 hectares of Premier Crus, including several monopoles, Faiveley is not only one of the largest producers in Burgundy, but also one of the finest estates in the world.

Today led by Erwan Faiveley, the Nuits-Saint-Georges-based operation is looking to expand the domaine's holdings of exceptional vineyards to ensure more control from vine to bottle across the entire portfolio. Faiveley's top wines are hand-bottled with no filtration, resulting in wines described by Clive Coates as "...supremely clean and elegant: definitive examples of Pinot Noir... above all they have richness and breed, the thumbprint of a master winemaker."

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