We were proud to learn that our Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2013 was included in the list of "Top Wines" in "Bruce Sanderson’s recommended White Burgundies" in the September issue of Wine Spectator. It was awarded the fantastic score of 94/100.
In the August 2016 issue of Wine Spectator Insider, our Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "La Garenne" 2014 was awarded 93/100 and was described as "Creamy and focused […]"
In the May 2016 edition of Wine Spectator, 20 of our wines scored very highly and received excellent tasting notes. Our Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 2013 was at the very top with 94/100.
In the 61st burghound.com review, Allen Meadows tasted several of our wines from the 2014 vintage. Among the selection of wines tasted were our Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Saint-Georges 2014 which was awarded 91-94/100 as well as our Musigny Grand Cru with 95-97/100.
In issue n°47 of "The World of Fine Wine" review, 16 of the Domaine’s wines were highly praised, in particular our Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru which was awarded 18.5/20 and described as "A sublime wine[...]. Elegant, pure and refined on the nose[...]A gloriously flowing silk texture[...]A brillant expression of this special site".
In his latest review on Burghound.com, Allen Meadows tasted several of our wines from the 2013 vintage. He has included in his selection our Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, which was awarded 92-94/100, as well as our Musigny Grand Cru which scored 95-98/100.
Stephen Tanzer’s latest issue in collaboration with Vinous focuses on the 2013 and 2014 Chardonnays from Burgundy.
Vinous has become one of the most reputed media platforms in the wine industry. In December 2014, its founder Antonio Galloni succeeded in acquiring "Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar" and Stephen is now actively involved as Editor-in-Chief.
A large selection of our white wines were tasted including our Meursault 1er Cru Blagny 2014 which was awarded a score of 91-93/100.
In the 15th of June edition of Wine Spectator, several of our 2012 vintage wines were highly rated. In particular our Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru ''Les Saint-Georges'' which was awarded 94/100.
Some of our 2013 vintage Côte de Beaunes were tasted by Allen Meadows in his latest report. Our Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru was particularly well rated with a score of 90-93/100.
Following his visit to Domaine Faiveley, Stephen Tanzer has published his tasting notes. Amongst the wines listed, our Chambertin-Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru did particularly well with a score of 93-95!
Tim Atkin has published his yearly tasting report on the fines wines of Burgundy. His report on the 2013 vintage featured excellent tasting notes for our various wines with an outstanding review of our Corton ''Clos des Cortons Faiveley'' Grand Cru which was awarded 95/100.
This edition includes the new report on the 2013 Burgundies.
In his issue 176, Stephen Tanzer dedicates a page to the Domain Faiveley for our white wines of the 2013 vintage.
CEO/superconsultant Bernard Hervet told me that the 2013s "have the pHs and acidity of the 2008s but the aromas of the 2007s." He pointed out that although they are showing well early, they will still require a relatively long elevage, as the '08s did. "They're still marked by the cold, acid vintage, and they will need a few years in bottle to show more complexity." Hervet believes that this will be a vintage more for connoisseurs and Burgundy lovers than for the broader market. I have provided notes on the 2013 Cote de Beaune wines that had finished their malolactic fermentations by the time of my visit at the beginning of June; a few cuvees had barely started.
We notably obtain the fantastic score of 92-95 for our Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2013.
Our 1998 Clos-de-Vougeot appeared in a selection in the 45th issue of Fine Wine Magazine: "Clos de Vougeot 1987-2003: Most worthy enigma variations" Jasper Morris (Master of Wine) relished a very rare opportunity to assess the quality and style of this historic, scenic but notoriously variable Grand Cru through the wines of three decades.
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One of our wines appears in the Wine Spectator issue of July 2014. We obtained a very good score for our Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2009: 91/100!
James Lawrence cuts through the mystique of Burgundy, enabling savvy buyers to purchase with confidence. Domaine Faiveley is quoted as one of the Burgundy’s top producers of Red and our Bâtard-Montrachet 2011 is listed as one of the Top 5 Burgundy wines.
We obtained very good scores for our wines in the last issue of the Wine Spectator. Our Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet 2011 scored 95/100 and is described as a “rich and creamy white which is laced with lime blossom, peach, citronella, hazelnut and toasted spice aromas and flavors. Balanced, with bright acidity focusing and driving the long finish. Best from 2016 through 2028”
Latriciers Chambertin 2011
Dense, with cherry, raspberry and currant fruit packed into a broad-shouldered frame. The tannins are muscular, but this remains balanced and backward for the vintage. Crunchy and juicy on the long finish, revealing hints of earth and tobacco. Best from 2017 through 2028. Score: 92
Apple, butterscotch and subtle citrus flavors mark this elegant white. Balanced and well-knit, with a hint of hazelnut and buttered pastry on the finish. Drink now through 2020. Score: 90
We appear in Tim Atkin's 2012 Burgundy Special Report.
"2012 is a very good to exceptional vintage for red wines and a good to very good one for whites. As ever in Burgundy, it is unwise to generalise too much – it is perfectly possible to make poor wine from promising grapes, after all – but the average quality of the 2,000 or so wines I tasted in the Côte d’Or and in London has been encouragingly and (given the low yields) mercifully high. It is probably too early to say just how great 2012 will prove to be (wines change in bottle and can disappoint as well as thrill), but it certainly belongs among the leading vintages of recent years, up there with 1999, 2005, 2009 and 2010."
Issue 53 1st quarter 2014
Erwan Faiveley and Bernard Hervet describe 2012 as a “tough vintage to manage and this was particularly true in the Côte de Beaune as there were several hail storms that wreaked havoc. In fact so much so that we have never made such a small harvest for our whites. The Côte de Beaune reds were hit hard as well though thankfully the Côte de Nuits fared much better because even though the flowering was poor everywhere, at least there was no hail. The biggest surprise of all though was the Côte Chalonnaise as it gave us both excellent quality and good if not abundant quantities. Across all of our appellations we probably came in about where we did in 2010.
January/February 2014 issue
"The 2012 reds are better than my first expectation, especially the wines from the Cote de Nuits," said CEO/advisor Bernard Hervet. "It's a classic cool year in the Cote de Nuits." A few of the Faiveley 2012s were vinified with a percentage of whole clusters but most of the fruit was destemmed. The 2012s finished their malos last March but, except for a few reduced cuvees, had not yet been racked in November”.
"The 2012s have healthy pHs but the wines are very rich," said CEO/adviser Bernard Hervet. "We want to give them more energy; they need tension.“ At the time of my visit at the beginning of June, Hervet planned to rack many of these wines into stainless steel "to re-establish their tension and minerality." Because the wines took up oak quickly, he also wanted to get them out of barrels before the heat of summer in an attempt to gain finesse. Incidentally, Hervet believes that dry extract levels in the 2012s are the highest since the 2005 vintage. But despite the strength of the raw material, he emphasized that "20 hectoliters per hectare is not the best balance for white wines."
Mercurey white 2010 - 88
A medium-weight, elegant white, featuring apple, grape fruit and light mineral flavors. Balanced and bright, with moderate lenght. Drink now.
Montagny white 2010 - 87
This is plump, thought backed by bright acidity, showing apple and grapefruit flavors, with moderate length. Drink now through 2017.
2011 Gevrey-Chambertin Cazetiers
Good bright, full red. Knockout perfume of raspberry and rose petal offers an element of lift that I associate more with Clos Saint-Jacques. Then sappy and vibrant in the mouth, with outstanding purity and salty intensity to the flavors of red fruits and blood orange. Utterly fine-grained premier cru with perfectly harmonious acidity. The very long, rising finish features terrific floral, mineral lift. A great Cazetiers in the making. 92-94
2011 Chambertin-Clos De Beze Les Ouvrees Rodin
from vines facing southeast, whereas the "regular" Clos de Beze is from south-facing vines; these vines are also a bit older: 55 years vs. 45): Good deep red. A coulis of red fruits sharpened by blood orange on the nose. Less reduced and more vibrant than the cuvee classique and utterly primary in the mouth, with pure fruit flavors framed and lifted by underlying minerality and perfectly integrated acidity. The explosive, highly perfumed finish features outstanding grip and punch and unflagging perfume. There will be just 4 barrels of this juice in 2011 (the cuvee was originally introduced in 2009), vs. 15 of the basic bottling. Hervet believes the two versions are of roughly equal quality, but today the Ouvrees Rodin is singing. 95-97
Domaine Faiveley Volnay Premier Cro Santenots
" Red wine, sounds like a wine made with modern methods. The new barrel flavors prevail on the nose but blend quite well with the flavors of the wine. It is not lacking in subtlety on the palate. "
2010 Burgundy Whites
A classic Chablis nose of iodine, green, fruit and citrus
hints gives way to round, supple and agreeably
approachable flavors that possess good energy on the
crisp, dry and balanced finish. I would suggest enjoying
this young for its fruit. 87/2013+
I tasted with winemaker Jérôme Flous. "It was very homogenous from Côte Chalonnaise to the Côte de Nuits. The yields were equal and we started at the same time with the harvest. There was a good balance of sugar and acidity. More acidity than 2009 and sugar was the same as 2009. We picked at potential alcohol of between 12-13%. At picking the acidity was between 4 and 4.5. After the MLF the average was 3.8. It was more acidity than 2009 and less than 2008. Very classic style.” Jérôme started at Faiveley in 2007 and from 2007 to 2009 has worked the vintages more softly. He just uses pigeage and less than there used to be. The 2010 has a little more as the quality of grape was better so he felt that he could go further with the extraction.
Domaine Faiveley - Echezeaux Grand Cru 2010
in #88 in this list of Top 100 Cellar Selections from 2012.
“ Very structured and firm, this has the weight, richness and power that is typical of Echezeaux. It’s the tension between the tannins and the ripe black fruits that give this wine its great aging ability and depth of flavor. It needs at least 6 years.“
2011 Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses
(done entirely in three-year-old oak barrels): Bright yellow-green. Delicate, slightly metallic aromas of lime, white flowers and chlorophyll. Smooth, rich and a bit soft, with ripe peach and floral flavors and a nearly glyceral texture. Not the last word in grip but this will be delicious early on. CEO/adviser Bernard Hervet described 2011 in Chablis as "like an old-time vintage with low alcohol." 90-92
2011 Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume
Pale, bright yellow-green. Very ripe, creamy aroma of lime candy. Offers good density and cut but finishes with a bit of lemony tartness. In contrast to the basic 2011 village wine, this seems less deep than its 2010 sibling. 87-89
L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération