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2008 Domaine Faiveley Musigny Grand Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY
abv 13.0%
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 55179-2008

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Good full medium-dark red. Initially mute nose opens to reveal multidimensional scents of black raspberry, pungent spices, crushed stone, blood orange, lavender, violet and rose petal, with a smoky oak element receding with aeration. Began dense, peppery and unformed but came into shape with extended aeration, showing powerful black raspberry and crushed black cherry fruit, flinty minerality and great floral lift. The wine's impression of tightly coiled energy suggests it will need a minimum of 10 to 12 years of cellaring. This was bottled just prior to my November visit but I was able to taste it again at the beginning of March.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2010
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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. 

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