2005 Faiveley - Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 1.5L

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Corton | Grand Cru/ Red / Pinot Noir   |     Watch

IWC 93(+?)   JR 18.5  
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93(+?)

($195) Good deep red. Musky raspberry, brown spices, game and smoke on the highly nuanced nose. Suave, dense and deep if a bit youthfully musclebound today; conveys a powerful impression of energy and mounts impressively with air. Finishes quite tight, even a bit youthfully dry-edged, with pepper and herbal notes. I suspect that this very dense young grand cru will need at least a decade in the cellar before its tough tannic spine begins to loosen up.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 137

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18.5

CS Closed on the nose at first, then wafts of spicy fruit like dry mulled wine, then peppery warmth. Powerful black fruit with a surprising lightness of touch across the mid palate and then a fine supple finish. Leaves the mouth feeling fresh and ready for the next sip. Great delicacy. Excellent. (JH)

Drink Dates: 2010-2020
Author: Julia Harding MW


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Average rating: 94, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

44 bottles owned by 26 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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