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Founded in 1825, Domaine Faiveley is one of Burgundy's greatest domaines. Originally the company was a classic negotiant business, based in Nuits St. Georges and engaged in the buying and selling of wine but not the production of it. After seven generations of steadily acquiring properties throughout the Cotes de Nuits, the Cotes de Beaune, Cotes Chalonnaise and now Chablis, the Faiveley family have established themselves as the most important vineyard owners in Burgundy, with 120 hectares of...
- 95 Points -
Red Blackberry and cherry, violet, mint and spice aromas and flavors signal this polished, velvety red, with dense, assertive tannins and a finish that evokes a stony, chalky impression.See detailed press review
- 94 Points -
This is very stretched and compressed in texture with polished tannins that pull the pretty fruit character through the wine with blueberry, cedar and light tobacco undertones. Long and pretty.See detailed press review
- 93 Points -
Stephen Tanzer, January 2017
Bright medium red. Wild aromas of raspberry, plum, red cherry and exotic spices, plus a hint of meaty reduction. Dense and tactile but a bit youthfully imploded, with strong mineral definition giving it a penetrating quality and excellent lift. Opens out nicely on the juicy, perfumed, long finish, which features firm but ripe tannins and an impression of chalky energy.See detailed press review
- (92-95) Points -
(from a huge 2.05 ha parcel). Deeply pitched aromas of newly turned earth and
animale notes characterize the brooding but notably ripe spiced plum and red berry fruit nose. The rich, full-bodied and tautly muscled flavors exhibit buckets of sappy dry extract that all but disguises the firm tannic spine on the immensely long and explosive finish. Cazetiers doesn’t get a whole lot better than this.