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2015 Faiveley - Mazis-Chambertin

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN
  • 94 WA
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 53749-2015
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Faively's superb 2015 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru opens in the glass with a brooding bouquet of dark wild berries, smoky plums, grilled meat, rose hip and burnt orange that has already entirely digested its new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and rich, with a layered mid-palate and a serious chassis of fine-grained tannins largely hidden in a deep core of sappy fruit. The finish is long and savory. Cropped at a mere 20 hectoliters per hectare, this is one the highlights of the Faiveley range this year.
    Drink Dates: 2023 - 2050
    Author: William Kelley
    Issue: 236
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Mid smudgy crimson. Ripe dark fruit, plum and damson richness on the nose, lightened by an attractive dusty quality. A shock of oak on the palate, giving a chocolate flavour and texture that rather obscures the fruit, for now at least. (JH)
    Drink Dates: 2025 - 2040
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Bright full red. Pure but reticent aromas of redcurrant, raspberry and smoky, flinty minerality. At once suave, fine-grained and alive; more sophisticated in texture and scented in the middle palate than the Charmes, showing at least as much energy. Not a gamey style of Mazis, this wine finishes with subtle, resounding fruits, spices, botanical herbs, minerals and flowers and noble tannins. In another quality league from the Charmes and clearly more intense, this beauty leaves the mouth perfumed.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    The 2015 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru has an intense bouquet of precocious red fruit laced with pressed flowers, sage and subtle tobacco scents that gain more clarity as the wine opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied and slightly lactic on the entry, and the new oak is a little heavy in proportion to the fruit. This is a grand cru that could go either way; it needs to muster more finesse and charm with bottle age. At the moment, at least on the palate if not the nose, it feels a little introspective and brutish. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.
    Drink Dates: 2025 - 2055
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Burghound | Rating: 94

    A more deeply pitched nose is composed by notes of dark berry fruit, spice, earth and a hint of animale. There is obvious minerality to the rich, full and naturally sweet broad-scaled yet relatively elegant flavors that are solidly structured, muscular and wonderfully intense while delivering superb complexity on the hugely long and moderately rustic finish. This gorgeous effort is indisputably built for long-term aging.
    Drink Dates: 2033+
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 65
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Blueberry, Strawberry, Cranberry, Cherry, Plum, Medium toast, Vanilla, Smokey, Sandalwood, Medium bodied, Coarse texture
    Author: Roher Maximilian
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

  • 96 bottles owned
  • 12 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 12 collectors)