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.
Discreet wood sets off slightly riper yet still fresh aromas of plum, earth, spice and black cherry that offer even better complexity. Here too the mouth feel of the medium-bodied flavors is sleek and vibrant while possessing excellent complexity, balance and persistence. This is a very good value play and recommended. Rating: 90-92 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
Moderately saturated bright red. More sappy and mineral-driven on the nose than the Clos des Myglands, offering vibrant scents of raspberry, red cherry and high-pitched spices. Then tighter and a bit more intense on the palate, with its tannins accentuated by minerality. A very impressive Mercurey wine in the making. Vinous
On the nose, scents of strawberries mix pleasantly with spicy and woody aromas, which come from the wine being matured traditionally in oak. This wine is very nicely balanced on the palate. Its rich juicy palate blends perfectly with its tannins, giving a wine full of body.
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