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Double 93-Point 1er Cru 2015 Red Burg for Under $40 - A Stunning, In-Stock Value - 12/12/2017 - Red Burgundy

Picking up not one, but two 93 point scores and at a super sharp price, the 2015 Faiveley Mercurey "Myglands" is probably the hottest deal going in red Burgundy right now. James Suckling was so impressed, he rhetorically asks in his review if this could be the “best ever” rendition of this long adored bottling from Faiveley. That’s no small amount of praise and is a testament to this 2015s broad appeal. It’s no secret that the prices for classic Burgundies like this one continue to rise with each successive vintage, making the $36.99 price tag here all the more impressive. Displaying the ample ripeness and balance, for which the 2015 vintage is so well known, the "Myglands" is densely packed with fresh red and black fruit flavors. These are joined by delightful accents of orange, stone, cinnamon, mint, and so much more. While still very youthful, it is open and accessible and ready to drink now, but also has the structure to develop for another ten years or more. For those who enjoy an impeccably crafted bottle of Pinot, we strongly recommend this more than impressive effort. Given its sharp price and limited production, we expect this 2015 will sell in a flash.

To learn more about this trilling 2015, check out our recent On The Trail blog post.

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2015 Domaine Faiveley Mercurey 1er Cru "Clos des Myglands" (Monopole) ($36.99)

93 points James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of plums, orange peel and stones. Full-bodied, round and soft with a juicy finish. A deep and rich pinot. Fantastic wine. Made from six hectares. Best ever?" (04/2017)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and pure, featuring cherry, blackberry, raspberry, mineral and light toast notes. Balanced and intense, playing out on the long, mouthwatering finish. Best from 2019 through 2032. *Top 100 of 2017* (BS)" (12/2017)

88-90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A ripe and attractively fresh nose features notes of violet, plum, earth and dark currant. There is both good detail and energy to the sleekly textured middle weight flavors that deliver solid length on the balanced finish that displays only a touch of rusticity. *Top Value*" (01/2017)

88-90 points Vinous: "Bright, dark red. Spicy, high-pitched aromas and flavors of raspberry, pomegranate and orange zest. Juicy and intense, showing moderate fleshiness and a light touch. The clay and limestone soil here includes an iron component.(ST)" (01/2017)

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This ripe and fruity wine comes from Faiveley's wholly-owned vineyard in Mercurey. A touch of tannin gives structure to the cherry fruits and ripe acidity. (RV)" (09/2014)

Staff ImageBrian Fogarty | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: December 08, 2017

The weather in southern Burgundy was exceptional in 2015, and the village of Mercurey in the Cote Chalonnaise produced rich, expressive fruit evocative of the most famous villages north in the Cote du Nuits. Faiveley is always a high quality producer and their Clos de Myglands is typically a good window into their more lofty offerings, but the 2015 is a stunner that will be open many times at my table this year (hopefully)! In recent years its been rare to taste the essence of true Burgundy at such an affordable entry point. Rich and earthy the nose greats you from the glass showing dark cherry, hints of cranberry and raspberry, forest floor and spice box. The confirming first sip is quite balanced and offers a mouth filling rush of muddled cherries, aged leather and tea. Drink it while it lasts...

Staff ImageDavid Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: December 07, 2017

Wow....wow, wow, wow!! Each time I nose my glass of 2015 Faiveley Clos des Myglands these are the words that pulsate through my brain. Simply put: this wine is everything I love about Burgundy and it reminds me of the excitement I once felt upon first trying the more serious premier cru level wine more than ten years ago. Part of the quality level here is the vineyard itself, a monopole for Faiveley, but the other part is the vintage. I was lucky enough to travel with the K&L team to Burgundy to taste through the 2015s and it is without a doubt the best vintage of reds I've ever sampled. In the case of the Clos des Myglands, the extra ripeness rounds off the acidity just a bit and turns what might normally be crunchy cranberries into tart cherries and bright strawberries. Beyond that, deep in the glass, are cloves, forest notes, brush, and earth, all sweetly scented and voluminous on the nose. This is a beautiful, top-notch 2015 red Burgundy that drinks well RIGHT NOW. I'm sure it will continue to improve, but if you're looking for a showstopper for tonight's dinner I'd be hard pressed to find anything in the category this good for under $60.

Staff ImageAlex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: December 07, 2017

This might just be the best red Burgundy we have in-stock for under $40. The Faiveley Mercurey 1er Cru "Clos des Myglands" has a beautiful nose of hibiscus, red berry and spice notes with a firm palate of red fruits, cinnamon, iodine and a cool rush of red fruit and wintergreen on the finish. A classically-styled red Burgundy that's priced for drinking tonight.

Staff ImageDulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: December 07, 2017

This is a premier cru super value! Expressive and juicy is Clos Myglands located in the Mercurey appellation of Cote Challonaise. With lovely concentration and ripe black cherry notes, this offers great texture and drinkability that will be the perfect addition to your holiday meal this year!