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2016 Domaine Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru

SKU #1403528 95-98 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Bright ruby. Fruit-driven aromas of crushed black cherry and dark raspberry convey outstanding pungent lift. Incredibly concentrated, sappy and primary, conveying outstanding juicy purity and compelling thickness to its dark fruit and violet flavors. At once hugely powerful and utterly seamless, this wine finishes with great spicy length and lift. A real essence of Burgundy--and likely to evolve gracefully for 25 years or more. (ST) Inner quote mark (1/2018)

96 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark The serious depth is held in reserve for now, offering black cherry, black currant, incense, earth and mineral flavors. This supple red is balanced by fleshy fruit up front, with the buried structure emerging on the finish. Reveals a terrific aftertaste of graphite, licorice and mineral. (BS) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2016 Corton Grand Cru Clos des Cortons Faiveley is another cuvée that is showing superbly from bottle, revealing an attractive bouquet of ripe red berry fruit, orange rind, wood smoke, espresso roast and dark chocolate that's framed by a deft touch of classy new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, satiny and lavish, with a deep and layered core, excellent concentration, vibrant acids and a long, beautifully defined finish. This is one of the finest rendition of the Clos des Cortons Faiveley produced under the new regime. This was an impressive tasting with Eve and Erwan Faiveley and able winemaker Jérôme Flous. Likening the vintage to "a broader-shouldered 2007," a judgment with which I wholeheartedly concur, Flous presented a selection of some of the 2017 portfolio's high points. Supple, expressive and nicely integrated, the reds showed very well; and the two whites were simply superb. I also revisited a selection of 2016s at my office in the United States, wines that are more classically balanced and seemingly more consistent than Faiveley's 2015s. I'll be reporting more on the winemaking and vineyard changes that have ushered in a new era at this address—as well as publishing the results of a vertical of the emblematic Clos des Corton Faiveley—in the near future. In the meantime, all these offerings come warmly recommended. (WK) Inner quote mark (1/2019)

95 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark From one of the many divisions of the Corton Grand Crus, this wine is richly endowed with tannins and densely textured fruit. Packed with ripeness and with a sophisticated structure and texture, this is a wine for aging. Don't even think about drinking it before 2024. (RV) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

92-95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark Touches of wood and menthol can be found on the brooding and inexpressive nose of plum, dark cherry liqueur, freshly turned earth and a gamy note. There is an appealing sense of underlying tension to the concentrated big-bodied flavors that also coat the palate with dry extract while exhibiting excellent length on the balanced and very firmly structured finale. Patience strongly advised. *Sweet Spot* Inner quote mark (1/2018)

93 points Decanter

Outer quote mark The Clos des Cortons from Faiveley is impressive in its ambitious style. Its nose of black fruits, liquorice and game bird is framed by a generous application of high-quality new oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, sapid and nicely intense, with polished, fine-grained tannins and a bright core of fruit. This should offer dramatic drinking over a long period. (WK) Inner quote mark (10/2017)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Cask sample. Mid crimson. Dark, almost savoury fruit, hidden but inviting. Firm, dry, chewy and all so harmonious even now. Long and embryonic. 17.5+/20 points. (JH) Inner quote mark (11/2017)

K&L Notes

92-95 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Glowing rich purple colour, a brilliant nose too with incredibly dense fruit, lively dark red notes. An immense mouthful, some black notes dabbling with the rich red fruit, exceptional poise and length. Very long and fine." (01/2018) 96 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Untouched by the frost in 2016, this comes from an east-facing, 2.77-hectare parcel above Ladoix is part of Corton Rognet. It’s a little closed at the moment, as it’s entitled to be, with firm tannins and plenty of grip. But the underlying wine is focused and refreshing with notes of dark fruit and liquorice." (01/2018)


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