domaine faiveley, corton grand cru, clos des cortons faiveley 2014
WINE ENTHUSIAST
94
BURGHOUND.COM
95

2014 domaine faiveley, corton grand cru, clos des cortons faiveley

Why We're Buying

Domaine Faiveley Clos des Cortons Faiveley represents the pinnacle of pinot noir. It’s striking, tannic, smooth, and intense. It capitalizes on its grand cru terroir, yielding an austere complexion. Wine critic James Suckling extolled the 2015 vintage, saying, “I'm amazed!... With its stunning concentration and vitality, this could wake the dead!”

Critics Scores

WINE ENTHUSIAST
94

Wine Enthusiast

A flagship of the Faiveley range, this is a structured wine with great acidity and beautiful perfumes. The wine is dense, already balanced with the red fruits shining through the tannins. It will develop slowly and will not be ready to drink before 2023.

BURGHOUND.COM
95

Burghound.com

A fresh, cool and moderately restrained nose speaks of various red and dark berries along with plenty of iron-inflected earth, animale and pretty floral nuances. The lush, even opulent flavors certainly don't lack for size, weight and power as they coat the palate while buffering the notably firm tannic spine on the muscular, driving and wonderfully persistent finish. This too is impressively concentrated and built-to-age.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The product of a dry spring and a rainy summer, the 2014 Corton Grand Cru Clos des Cortons Faiveley offers up an appealing bouquet of wild berries, dark chocolate, cedar, espresso roast and candied peel that's framed by a deft touch of creamy new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, with an ample, textural attack but a tight-knit, somewhat closed mid-palate that's structured around fine-grained but firm tannins. While the 2014 isn't as as broad-shouldered as the 2015, it's a powerful, structured wine that will demand some patience.

WINE SPECTATOR
94

Wine Spectator

This is pure, featuring cherry, berry, floral and spice aromas and flavors married to a vivid structure. Firms up nicely as the fruit and supporting matrix build to a long finish. Best from 2020 through 2033. 120 cases imported.

BURGHOUND
95

Burghound

A fresh, cool and moderately restrained nose speaks of various red and dark berries along with plenty of iron-inflected earth, animale and pretty floral nuances. The lush, even opulent flavors certainly don't lack for size, weight and power as they coat the palate while buffering the notably firm tannic spine on the muscular, driving and wonderfully persistent finish. This too is impressively concentrated and built-to-age.