2011 Domaine Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru (Monopole) (Previously $180)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good deep red. A bit darker on the nose than the grand crus from Gevrey-Chambertin, offering explosive aromas of crushed raspberry, black cherry, exotic spices and a touch of smoke. Compellingly rich and seamless in the mouth, with terrific sappy verve to the urgent flavors of red berries, minerals and game. The very long, slowly rising finish boasts outstanding energy and thrust and saturates the mouth with sweet perfume.
Faiveley’s 2011 Corton Clos des Corton is a fitting conclusion to this great night of wine and food. Intensely saline and pointed, the 2011 impresses for its pure energy and tension. The flavors are vibrant and impeccably delineated in a Burgundy that is all about finesse. This is a great showing from the Clos des Corton.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
As is usually the case with this wine when it’s young, the nose is restrained to the point of being almost mute though aggressive swirling liberates aromas of earth, spice, red currant and hints of the sauvage. And instead of the robust and well-muscled mid-palate there is an almost caressing mouth feel to the full-bodied yet refined flavors because while the supporting tannins are definitely firm and dense they are also quite finely-grained. There is excellent length to the moderately austere, tight, focused and linear finish that delivers outstanding persistence.
**Cellar Selection** Rounded and rich, it is full of dark fruits and red cherries that combine with firm tannins and great acidity. This comes from a parcel of the Corton Rognets Grand Cru that unusually has been given the Faiveley name. Drink from 2020.
Very dark crimson. Very rich and flattering but with some energy too. Dry slightly oaky finish. Ambitious certainly!
Very rich at entry and on the palate, with very long finish. Surprisingly open and relatively approachable for a young Corton. Terrific purity of fruit and focus. Fine tannin structure. Lovely. (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy buyer, 2/2013)