2003 Faiveley - Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er Cru 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Nuits - Gevrey Chambertin | Premier Cru/ Red / Pinot Noir   |     Watch

BH 91-93   IWC 91   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Burghound | Rating: 91-93

The aromatic profile here is similar to that of the Combe aux Moines as it's fresh, earthy and quite pure with very ripe red pinot fruit notes complementing lively, dense and wonderfully complex, firmly but finely structured flavors blessed with buckets of dry extract on the long, chewy but balanced finish. This is a big wine but not robust or rustic and it carries its structure with grace and elegance. A stunner of a wine.

Drink Dates: 2013+
Issue: Issue 17 Burghound Selection Outstanding

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

Medium red. High-toned, expressive aromas of red fruits, flowers, spices, earth, meat and nutty oak. Silky, spicy and pungent, with lively flavors of strawberry, cranberry and rhubarb. Very suave and light on its feet. Finishes with dusty, broad, firm-edged tannins and excellent length. Faiveley was an early picker in 2003, as he is most years, and this wine would be difficult to identify as coming from a hot year.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 125

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 91
Author: Zarm
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 12/11/2012
Soil smells, gamey, earthy, pungent thick red fruit. Lot of acidity. Silky, dense. Dry and savory.

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Average rating: 92, based on 3 reviews
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173 bottles owned by 40 collectors.

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About This Producer

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."

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir

Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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