2010 Domaine Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru
Allen Meadows - Burghound
**Don't Miss!** A brooding, deep and introverted nose grudgingly gives up notes of cassis, earth, wood and a hint of animale. The intense, brawny and imposingly structured flavors possess superb volume and almost breathtaking power on the explosive and mouth coating finish that is of monumental proportions. This is a classic Corton yet consistent with the style of the 2010 vintage, this is not unduly rustic, indeed the tannins, while firm, are actually relatively refined. A knock out by any standard but at the same time, a wine for the genuinely patient.
Pure floral, cherry and spice aromas and flavors highlight this aromatic, lush and silky red. Finishes on the taut side, but with intensity and a vibrant structure. Shows fine length, with soft tannins and a savory mineral aftertaste. Best from 2014 through 2029. (Web Only- 2012)
**Cellar Selection** It’s rare in Burgundy that a producer can add his name to a vineyard, but Faiveley’s tradition goes back at least a century. This is huge and dense; the notes of spice, sweet black plum and acidity are all comfortably balanced with the powerful tannic structure. This needs at least seven years of aging.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium red. Pungent aromas of cherry, truffle and smoky minerality. Began juicy, quite dry and uncompromising if subtle and sappy, then opened slowly to reveal flavors of redcurrant and spices complicated by saline soil tones. This extremely unevolved wine is currently taut and tangy, not fleshy, and has buns of steel. A very adult wine with a fine dusting of tannins, an utterly seamless texture, and lovely lingering perfume. Totally different at this stage of its life than the more velvety 2009 but this holds out considerable promise and will probably merit an even higher score a decade from now.