2019 Domaine Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1527031 98 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A truly amazing Corton, thanks to the laser beam of sour-cherry aroma that shoots right through this sleek and vibrant wine. Great concentration, but remains light on its feet. The mineral finish extends and extends as you struggle to take it all in. Still very young with enormous aging potential. Drink or hold. Inner quote mark (7/2021)

93-95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark Here too there is a mentholated top note to the much earthier aromas of poached plum, underbrush, red currant and touches of the sauvage. There is excellent verve to the equally broad-shouldered and muscular flavors that possess outstanding complexity on the tannic, serious and beautifully long finish that is a bit less austere than it usually is at this early juncture. This beautifully well-made effort will also require extended bottle age to reveal its full potential, but it should very much be worth the wait. *Don't Miss!* Inner quote mark (1/2021)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2019 Corton Grand Cru Clos des Cortons Faiveley opens in the glass with notes of cassis, wild berries, warm spices, orange rind, rose petals, espresso roast and sweet soil tones. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, it's vibrant and lively, marrying notable concentration with fine-boned structure. Long and mineral, it's more ethereal than its rich, muscular 2018 counterpart. Jérôme Flous told me that Faiveley began picking on September 9, finishing by the 20th, and that yields averaged out at around 35 hectoliters per hectare in white and a little less in red. Comparing the 2019 vintage to "a more concentrated version of 2010," he admires—as I do—its vibrant fruit tones and refined tannins, finding it more elegant than 2018. The quality of the red wines chez Faiveley is old news, and for more information on this firm's evolution I direct readers to my report published in the August 2020 Week 1 issue of The Wine Advocate. It's worth underlining, however, how good the whites are these days: Flous tells me that he now includes fûts from Damy and Chassin in the white wine barrel program, and in the last few vintages, I've found the wines' new oak component better and better integrated. (WK) 93-95+ Inner quote mark (1/2021)

93-95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2019 Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru comes from the 2.77-hectare monopole. This was actually quite closed on the nose compared with Faiveley’s Gevrey Grand Crus, coming across earthy and rather sullen at first, and opening with earthy/woodland aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and harmonious on the entry. The fine, lightly spiced finish reveals clove and touches of graphite. Nice persistence here. This holds a lot of promise. (NM) Inner quote mark (12/2020)

93 points Decanter

Outer quote mark From the 2.77ha Clos des Cortons Faiveley in the lieu-dit of Corton et Rognet in Ladoix, the wine is silky and subtle, almost un-Corton-like in its subtlety. This has marvellous elegance and a sharp, delineated cherry and earth fruit character. Structured, tannic, yet supple and approachable, this will drink young but age for decades. (CC) Inner quote mark (10/2020)

K&L Notes

93-96 points Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy: "Very dense red purple, lively though, and holds up after the sensuality of Clos de Bèze. Stricter. Darker fruit, very good structure here, fills out the palate, dark raspberry, with slightly more severe tannins. Very good fruit acid balance. This works very well, and has a distinguished future. Lightly saline to finish. Tasted: November 2020."

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