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2003 Domaine Faiveley Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay

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SKU: 48551-2003-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Bright yellow-gold color. Exotic aromas of pineapple, honey, roasted grain, nuts and baking spices. Superripe, glyceral and sweet; this has the palate presence and chewy texture of a big red wine. The exotic spice character carries through in the mouth, and the finish shows lingering flavors of cinnamon and caramelly oak. A very impressive 2003 white Burgundy that seems even richer than its 13.5% alcohol would suggest.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2005
  • Burghound | Rating: 88

    Moderate oak spice adds nuance to the unusually expressive and fragrant nose that precedes massively rich, powerful and intense full-bodied flavors that possess a pronounced stony quality with a finish that exudes dry extract. This stains and coats the palate with impressive persistence and while it's not at all typical of what Faiveley usually does with this cru, it is nonetheless a dramatic effort though I find it just a bit too fat and with more oak than I usually find in this wine. To be sure, this is impressive but not for me.
    Author: Allen Meadows
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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."

    Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 23 bottles owned
    • 9 collectors