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Based in Nuits-St-Georges, the famous Domaine Faiveley was founded in 1825 and in more recent times, the domaine has greatly expanded its vineyards across the entire Cote d'Or. The grapes are entirely destemmed and fermented in a mix of new wooden vats for the top end wines and stainless steel for the lesser cuvées. Once notorious for being fairly austere, there has been less emphasis on extraction over the last ten years and the wines show increased freshness, purity of fruit and more judicious use of oak. A contender for one of the most improved domaines in Burgundy over the last decade.

This too is discreetly wooded with an elegant, cool, reserved and stony red pinot fruit nosethat offers a beautiful variety of layers where the following energetic medium-bodied flavours also brim with an intense minerality and excellent detail on the driving and tension-filled finish. This is wonderfully alive and altogether classic in style and like the Clos de Vougeot, this will require up to two decades to reach its full potential. A stunner fashioned in an old school style. (91-94)/2021 Allen Meadows; Burghound


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