International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95Good 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 TanzerIssue: March/April 2010
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
- 3 bottles owned
- 2 collectors