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2002 Domaine Faiveley Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 48378-2002-1500

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Full, deep red. Complex, vinous, youthfully medicinal nose hints at licorice, minerals, smoke and game. Full and concentrated, yet the flavors are a bit tight and inscrutable. A bit of an early cipher, as it's less austere than usual at this stage and yet the flavors are distinctly cool. Best today on the finish, where the substantial but sweet tannins make themselves felt quite late.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2004
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Reserved, brooding and earthy pinot fruit notes cut with distinct sauvage notes introduce expressive, big, rich, round, intensely sappy and focused flavors that explode into a superbly complex finish. This is a wine of power and one that finishes with a certain vibrancy.
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2004
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Producer note: Fran‡ois Faiveley characterized the 2002 vintage |as a very pretty mill‚sime but not a great one as it certainly will not be as long-lived as 2001 but one that should give much pleasure over the next 5 to perhaps 15 years. I prefer the purity of 2001 though the exuberant fruit of 2002 is seductive in its own fashion. The malos were extremely long and as such, we have left the wines on their lees during the entire ‚levage period. We'll probably bottle a bit earlier than usual as well because the wines are fruit forward and it appears that there is little additional benefit to be had by leaving them in barrel any longer.| As a general comment, I agree with Faiveley's assessment of his 2002s vis-…-vis his 2001s; on an overall basis, the 2001s are a bit stronger though there are several 2002s, particularly in their Gevrey portfolio that are also extremely attractive wines. Faiveley has also been acquisitive as of late, buying in the Gevrey monopole Issarts (they have long had a contract for the fruit), the Beaune 1er |Clos de L'Ecu| (first vintage will be 2003) as well as the Domaine Chantin, where they had also been managing the vines and this acquisition gives them ownership of several prime parcels in Nuits St. Georges. (Wilson-Daniels, St. Helena, CA; there are many sources in the UK, among them Morris & Verdin, John Armit Wines, Berry Brothers & Rudd, Howard Ripley, The Wine Society and Haynes, Hanson & Clark). Tasting note: Reserved, brooding and earthy pinot fruit notes cut with distinct sauvage notes introduce expressive, big, rich, round, intensely sappy and focused flavors that explode into a superbly complex finish. This is a wine of power and one that finishes with a certain vibrancy. Tasted: Jan 01, 2004 Score: 90-93 Drink: 2012-22
    Drink Dates: 2012-2022
    Author: Thanos
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."

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 269 bottles owned
  • 48 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 48 collectors)