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2009 Faiveley - Clos de Vougeot

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / VOUGEOT
  • 93 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 47883-2009
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($196) Good dark red. Complex nose combines red fruits, wild herbs, spices and mint. Tight and penetrating on the palate; much less expressive today than the Echezeaux but dense, pure, vibrant and delineated. Showed increasing minerality with aeration but this very closed wine will need extended bottle aging to gain in pliancy. Finishes long and stylish.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2011
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Pale greyish crimson. Light, vaguely vegetal nose. Lots of acidity, probably not the lowest yielding vines here, but the overall result is one of a nicely balanced, zesty premier cru. Attractive skein of refreshment and polished tannins. Just not really grand cru weight.
    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."

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 60 bottles owned
    • 13 collectors