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

SKU #1325365 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?  (4/2017)

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 Wines 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*  (1/2017)

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)  (9/2014)

Vinous

 Medium red. Pungent aromas of redcurrant, pomegranate, tobacco and brown spices. A wine with moderate weight and fleshiness; dusty, spicy flavors of redcurrant, iron, tobacco and earth convey the ripeness of the vintage. Shows good breadth but not yet especially filled in. Hints of leather and earth add complexity. This satisfying, soil-driven wine is already quite expressive, Finishes with dusty tannins and a very good saline persistence. (ST)  (1/2018)

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Staff Image By: Brian Fogarty | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/8/2017 | Send Email
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 Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/7/2017 | Send Email
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 Image By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/7/2017 | Send Email
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.
Top Value! Drink from 2017 to 2025

Staff Image By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/7/2017 | Send Email
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!

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Varietal:

Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.5