Domaine Faiveley Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru 2015  Front Label
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Faiveley Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru 2015

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Winemaker Notes

A rather intense black color. The nose is powerful, concentrated, fruity and woody. The attack is strong and tannic. The tannins are firm, but well incorporated by the smoothness. We are in the presence of a wine of great volume, with supple tannins and very long-lasting aromas and tastes. This is a fine wine for cellaring.

Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley is the only Grand Cru in Burgundy alongside Romanée-Conti to bear the name of its proprietor. The name was confirmed in court in 1937. This unique 7-acre parcel sits on the northern extremity of the hill of Corton fairly high up the slope surrounded by the famous “Le Corton” parcel. Soils are poor and well-drained, made up primarily of iron-based stones and clay. The majority of the vineyard was planted between 1936 and 1967 with younger plantings up to 2002.

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JS 97
James Suckling
I'm amazed! This is extremely fresh with orange zest and smoky notes, as well as intense cherry aromas. With its stunning concentration and vitality, this could wake the dead! A great and dynamic expression of this unique terroir that could be drunk now, but it also has a huge future ahead of it.
BH 96
Burghound.com
This too is extremely ripe yet manages to avoid any sense of surmaturité on the once again liqueur-like aromas of black cherry, cassis, anise and lilac scents. This is a massive wine, with simply huge mid-palate concentration, power and muscle that terminates just like the Rodin in a borderline painfully intense finale that both coats the palate and lasts for minutes. I take considerable pains to point out however that this ultra-structured and overtly austere effort is not only built for the long haul but for the very long haul. I have suggested an initial drinking window of 25 years from now but it may very well be 30 to 40. In sum, this is very old school Corton.
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2015 Corton Grand Cru Clos des Cortons Faiveley is going from strength to strength, unfurling in the glass with a lavish bouquet of sweet red berries, cherries, licorice, spices, candied peel, raw cocoa and grilled game bird. On the palate, it's full-bodied, satiny and succulent, with a deep and concentrated core, ripe but abundant tannins and juicy acids, concluding with a pure, elegantly chalky finish. While it will only improve with bottle age, it's showing more of its cards than it did a year ago.

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Founded in 1825, Bourgognes Faiveley has been handed down from father to son for over 175 years. As the sixth generation to take the reins, François Faiveley manages, with equal amounts passion and competence, the largest family domaine in Burgundy. Methodically reconstructing vineyards fractured by French inheritance laws, Bourgognes Faiveley today owns more appellations in their entirety (monopoles) than any other domaine in Burgundy.

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