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2003 Domaine Faiveley Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 46279-2003-750

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$245.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($276) Deep medium red. Wild, very reduced nose offers raspberry, mocha and flowers. Dense and thick but initially mute owing to the reduction; obviously huge, broad, chewy and rich. Finishes with very sweet, thoroughly buffered tannins and hints of spices and blood orange. I followed this wine for 72 hours as it slowly absorbed oxygen. By day three it was a deep ruby-red color and showed spectacular aromas of black raspberry, strawberry, mocha and minerals, and a compelling velvety texture achieved by very few 2003s, with no lack of underlying acidity. While superripe it is not at all cooked, and it shed 90% of its reductive quality. But this will require at least a decade of cellaring.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2006
  • Rating: 96

    Notes of ripe plum, mocha, dark pinot fruit, earth, spice, a bit of wood and wet leather make for a potent and highly expressive nose that complements the massive, incredibly powerful and long flavors that have simply unbelievable intensity and that lovely natural sweetness of the finest burgundies. The flavors just explode in the mouth, displaying wonderful inner mouth perfume and dazzling texture and this literally lingers for minutes. This will one day be a monument and it will need years before it's completely ready so be prepared to have plenty of patience.
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2005
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  • 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

    • 245 bottles owned
    • 50 collectors