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2008 Faiveley - Chambertin Clos de Beze

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN
  • 93 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 46279-2008-750-1B
  • Burghound | Rating: 95

    A background touch of wood highlights an expressive and impressively nuanced nose of red berry fruit that evidences a broad range of spice and earth notes, both of which continue onto the very backward, rich, full-bodied and quite serious flavors that possess plenty of mid-palate extract that renders the dense but fine tannins almost invisible. This has the balance and material to improve for the next 12 to 15 years.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Medium red. Multidimensional nose offers red fruits, menthol, smoked ham and wild herbs. Silky and tactile but classically dry. This showy, glyceral wine comes across as almost weightless, thanks to a powerful impression of smoky minerality. With aeration this very long and savory wine showed a compelling deep sweetness. But I wouldn't go near a bottle for at least eight years.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2011
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Pale ruby. Low-key sweet nose. Some weight even if not the greatest precision. Alas I just can't see the point of spending this amount of money on a wine like this which does not knock the taster's socks off.Also tasted 13 Jan 2010. Score 17. Drink 2012-18:Heady and round and very juicy with lots of pleasure. Round yet deep. Well done!
    Author: Jancis Robinson
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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

    • 58 bottles owned
    • 12 collectors