Domaine Faiveley 2017 - A tremendous range with fantastic reviews

Domaine Faiveley 2017 - A tremendous range with fantastic reviews

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A monumentally impressive lineup!
It is amazing how the reputation of Faiveley has risen over the last decade. Today they produce some of Burgundy's most highly rated wines from an amazing selection of vineyards.
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. They are a contender for the most improved domaine in Burgundy and should certainly be on your radar.
Today we feature some of our top picks from the new 2017 vintage. To order simply reply to this email. 

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Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Gains 2017 

James Suckling: Another super elegant white Burgundy with very delicate and seductive floral notes, plus fresh and candied lemons. Elegant and polished on the palate with a long and complex, chalky finish. 95 Points

Decanter: The Faiveley whites have been improving every bit as emphatically as the domaine's reds over the last five years, favouring focus, precision and sensitive oak handling. This cool site has performed particularly well in 2017, showing plenty of zip and minerality alongside pear and lemongrass flavours and 30% new wood spice. 94 Points

Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru  
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Decanter: In a very good year for the white grands crus of the Côte de Beaune (provided people didn't pick too late), this stylish expression of the terroir is right up there with the very best of them. Focussed, serious and dense, it has richness and concentration, with scented oak, some baking spices and palate-cleansing acidity. 97 Points

Neal Martin, Vinous: The 2017 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has a more introspective bouquet compared to the Bienvenue, perhaps more malic, with a subtle, almost algal scent. The palate is very precise, maybe a bit "meaner" and more Chablis-like than the Bienvenue, but almost Zen-like toward the finish. It does not have the charm of the Bienvenues and frankly, it isn't trying to. This is more a cerebral, terroir-driven wine. 92-94 Points

Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes 2017 

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Decanter: Damodes' position high on the slope opposite Les Malconsorts means that it's somewhat atypical for a wine from the Nuits-St-Georges side of Vosne-Romanée. This example is spicy, fresh and textured, with abundant lily and red cherry aromas and a crunchy, acid-driven palate. (Drink between 2023-2030). 94 Points
Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les St-Georges 2017 
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Decanter: This is a négociant cuvée of Les St-Georges, although it includes around one-third of the Faiveleys' own fruit. It's fresh, balanced and will be ready to drink comparatively young - not always the case with this premier cru. It displays appealing freshness in a medium body, with scented wood, 40% new, and a bright, focussed aftertaste. Drinking Window 2024 - 2029). 95 Points
James Suckling: A concentrated but rather closed wine with serious structure and plenty of earthy character that will need some time for the tannins to harmonize and for the fruit to open up. Try it in 2023. 94 Points

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St-Jacques 2017

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Decanter: Lavaux-St-Jacques came into its own in 2017, thanks to the influence of cool breezes from the Hautes Côtes. This old-vine cuvée, aged in 40% new wood, is wonderfully fresh and precise, with chalky minerality and a lingering finish. Drinking Window 2025 - 2030. 95 Points

James Suckling: Very fragrant with effusive, floral notes and some sour cherry. This is a very graceful and filigree wine, in which the tannins show at the end as if suddenly emerging from the depths. In spite of that, the finish is super elegant. Better from 2021. 95 Points
Corton Clos des Cortons Grand Cru 2017
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Echezeaux En Orveaux Grand Cru 2017  
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Jasper Morris: Theirs is the last plot before Musigny. Rich dense purple, the nose is scintillating. This has real elegance and a very fine tension, it is not a heavyweight, it is all in red fruit, alpine strawberry and fresh raspberry, stretches out very nicely to a pure and attractive finish. Very good. Plenty of crop here so no whole bunch. 94-96 Points
Neal Martin, Vinous: The 2017 Echézeaux En Orveau comes from a cool microclimate, the last before you reach Musigny, though here the vines face south rather than east on shallow soils. This has a pleasant bouquet, initially quite bashful but gaining intensity in the glass, with crushed stone infusing the dark berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied, offering sappy red berry fruit, orange peel and a touch of marmalade, and quite grippy toward the back palate. A touch of allspice features on the aftertaste. This should drink nicely over the next two decades. A well-crafted, burly Echézeaux. 92-94 Points
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2017 

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James Suckling: Black cherries and plums with an intense, earthy note. Great depth and structure, the power married to cool freshness that gives this great vitality. Enormously long and complex finish. Try to wait until at least 2023. 96 Points
Decanter: This is a distinctly serious Clos de Vougeot from the Faiveleys, sourced from three parcels in the Clos, two high and one lower, adding up to 1.3ha. It's rich, dense and showing what technical director,Jérôme Flous calls 'attractive rusticity', a sensitively oaked wine that's spicy and well balanced. Drinking Window 2025 - 2030. 94 Points
Neal Martin, Vinous: The 2017 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru comes from a parcel that Erwan Faiveley candidly said is less consistent, at the mercy of the weather and dependent on a dry season. It has a charming, quite effervescent bouquet of raspberry and cranberry fruit infused with candied orange peel. A tangible sense of mineralité develops with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied, displaying gentle grip, good structure and maybe a little more detail and tension than the Echézeaux at the moment. Good potential. 93-95 Points

Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2017 

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James Suckling: Lots of roses and spice make this seductive, in spite of its youth. Rich and very suave with very polished tannins, which build to form a tidal wave at the supple finish. Better from 2022. 96 Points

Jasper Morris: The holding comes from Dupont-Tisserandot plus some purchased grapes from the plot which runs lengthways alongside the Route des Grands Crus. Fine medium purple. The nose is explosively heady as the best Charmes should be, hugely enticing. Plenty of new oak showing at the moment but it adds to the raspberries and cream style and does not dry the wine out. A significant and very charming mouthful with an excellent finish93-96 Points

Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru 2017 
Magnum also available $842.00

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James Suckling: An extraordinary wine, even for this very special Grand Cru. So mineral and pure with a gigantic concentration of sour cherries. The extremely fine and racy finish lifts off towards the heavens. You could drink it on release, but this has enormous aging potential. Try to wait until 2023. 98 Points

Decanter: From a cool, stony parcel that's influenced by the Combe Grisard, this is the pick of the Faiveley grands crus in 2017, making the best of its fresher terroir. Smoky, scented and alluring, it has well-handled wood, 40% new. It's a precise, elegant, chiselled red with sweet summer-pudding flavours and a chalky aftertaste. Drinking Window 2025 - 2032. 97 Points

Jasper Morris: Dense red purple, a considerable weight of fruit is evident on the palate, plump luxuriant dark raspberry yet with a good freshness behind. The structure is well in line with the fruit. This should become attractively juicy with a little more elevage and certainly the quality of fruit at the finish is very encouraging93-96 Points
Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru 
Magnum also available $940.00

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Jasper Morris: Faiveley's sizeable holding of 1.30ha has been boosted by a further 0.30 from Dupont-Tisserandot. Imperial purple colour and a magisterial bouquet, what a wealth of fruit! There is an iron rich touch too, quite a red soil. Very dense indeed, a really substantial Mazis which shows the quality of this terroir. Excellent structure with a good tannin-acid balance. First class. 95-98 Points

Decanter: The palest of the Faiveley family's mouthwatering array of grand cru reds, this is almost indecently scented, sensuous and appealing. Red cherry and raspberry fruit flavours combine playfully on the palate, framed by understated oak and crunchy acidity. Drinking Window 2025 - 2030. 96 Points

Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2017 

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James Suckling: Deep, dark and mysterious, rich and velvety, this is another amazing 2017 Grand Cru from Faiveley. The enormous power is tucked away in the background, so that you barely notice it. Wonderful minerality, married to caressing texture on the palate. Iron in the soul! Try to wait until 2023. 97 Points

Neal Martin, Vinous: The 2017 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru comes from two parcels. It has a charming bouquet of ebullient raspberry and wild strawberry aromas; hints of vanilla pod and rose petal lend complexity. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, gentle grip and a saline, oyster-shell-tinged finish that lingers in the mouth. This is one of Faiveley's most impressive offerings in 2017. Superb. 94-96 Points

Jasper Morris: After 2016 Faiveley pulled out oldest vines which were not of great quality. The 2017 Chambertin Clos de Bèze offers a dense red purple colour. The nose shows some refinement, indeed is quite discreet. Then the flavour starts to build and is married well with the oak. The latter is quite present on the palate but does not dry out the predominantly red fruit. It is an elegant Clos de Bèze of medium intensity but with the expected purity and refinement. 93-96 Points
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