International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89($92) Good deep red. Reticent nose hints at strawberry, underbrush and smoky oak. A bit sullen in the mouth, hinting at sweet red fruits but showing some rather raw oak notes that have the upper hand today. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins. I'd be more optimistic about the future of this wine if I was more confident about the quality of the oak component.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2008
Burghound | Rating: 93Here there is much better integration of the wood with a gorgeous range or red and blue fruit aromas nuanced by game, hints of spice and underbrush that can also be found on the rich, full and generous medium plus weight flavors that possess an attractive texture on the deep and harmonious finish. This is a really lovely effort that has ample aging potential.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 1st Quarter, 2007
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, and 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
- 302 bottles owned
- 54 collectors