Faiveley are one of the big names of Burgundy. With wonderful holdings and long-term contracts their portfolio is rich in the big name vineyards.
Recent years have seen a tremendous rise in quality. Tim Atkin MW rates Faiveley in both his Top 25 White and Top 25 Red Producers in 2012, 2013 and now 2014.
Today we feature six of the best 2014's from Faiveley.
Just after the harvest Erwan Faiveley and Bernard Hervet described 2014 as a "great vintage in white and a very good one in red." Now that a little time has passed and the wines have had a chance to further develop, they still call 2014 great vintage in white but they have also upgraded their collective view of the reds and now believe that they are merit being called "great, at least in the Côte de Nuits but the late June hail storm rendered things much more challenging in the Côte de Beaune."
Tim Atkin MW: A combination of two parcels of Bienvenues, making 0.5 hectares in total, is the source of this smoky, leesy, intense Grand Cru. Pear, banana and orange peel, with some baking spices, stylish oak and a long, bracing finish. One of the whites of the vintage. 2017-26. 98 Points
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2014
Tim Atkin MW:
Often among the best examples of Corton-Charlemagne, Faiveley's stylish white comes from a 0.87-hectare parcel that will soon have the addition of part of Clos des Cortons, replanted with white grapes. Fresh, waxy and restrained, with power in reserve, creamy lees and vanilla spice, this is a very stylish Grand Cru white. 2017-26. 97 Points
Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2014
Tim Atkin MW: The older vines in the Faiveley Clos de Bèze holdings are always vinified separately, but have only been bottled as such since 2009. This is a feast for the palate, a Grand Cru wine that makes you want to burst into song. Rose petal, wild strawberry, blackberry, clove spice and supple, velvety tannins with the structure to age. 2020-32. 98 Points
Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru 2014
750ml $365.00, Magnum $730.00
6 bottles and 3 magnums available
Tim Atkin MW: Everything that a really good Latricières should be, showing the brightness, freshness and reserve of this under-rated Grand Cru. Chalky, subtle and silky with fine-grained tannins, succulent berry fruit and impressive finesse and palate length. 2017-30. 96 Points
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2014
Tim Atkin MW: Sourced from a 0.83-hectare site that tends to be best in cooler, wetter years, this aromatic Grand Cru red is fine and well balanced, caressing rather than bludgeoning the palate. Savoury, spicy and sweetly fruity, this is all raspberry and wild strawberry with underlying minerality. 2017-27
. 96 Points
Corton Clos des Cortons Grand Cru Monopole 2014
750ml $322.00, Magnum $644.00
24 bottles and 3 Magnums available
Tim Atkin MW: This east-facing 2.77-hectare parcel above Ladoix is part of Corton Rognet. It's a chalky, elegant, refined red with none of the scratchy tannins that the Grand Cru can display, succulent red fruits and a backbone of chiselled acidity. 2018-28. 95 Points
These are not-to-be-missed wines.
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