domaine faiveley, corton grand cru, clos des cortons faiveley 2017
BURGHOUND.COM
94
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

2017 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

BURGHOUND.COM
94

Burghound.com

An intensely earthy nose is comprised by notably ripe dark currant aromas that are cut with underbrush, spice and a whiff of wood toast and the sauvage. There is an attractive freshness and plenty of vivacity to the velvet-textured full-bodied and overtly muscular flavors that possess terrific punch on the beautifully long, youthfully austere and notably firm finish. I like the overall sense of complexity and this too should age effortlessly.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2017 Corton Grand Cru Clos des Cortons Faiveley is showing very well, mingling aromas of blackberries, red berries and cassis with notions of cinnamon, clove and blood orange. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with a fleshy core of fruit, ripe but lively acids and powdery framing tannins, concluding with a sapid, youthfully oak-inflected finish. This is a deep and comparatively structured effort in the context of this approachable vintage, and it will merit a bit of bottle age. Rating: 93+

JAMES SUCKLING
96

James Suckling

The super fresh, sour-cherry nose leads you into a very concentrated and focused red with a lot of mineral and graphite character. The tannins are a shade firmer than in the other Grand Crus from Faiveley, but it was always that way. Deep, dark and cool finish that goes on and on. Better from 2023.

WINE SPECTATOR
95

Wine Spectator

This red starts out generous, with a supple texture buffering vivid acidity and firm tannins, allowing the cherry, strawberry, blood orange and spice flavors to star. Shuts down on the finish, delivering more structure than fruit. Licorice and sandalwood accents come into play. Best from 2023 through 2045.

BURGHOUND
94

Burghound

An intensely earthy nose is comprised by notably ripe dark currant aromas that are cut with underbrush, spice and a whiff of wood toast and the sauvage. There is an attractive freshness and plenty of vivacity to the velvet-textured full-bodied and overtly muscular flavors that possess terrific punch on the beautifully long, youthfully austere and notably firm finish. I like the overall sense of complexity and this too should age effortlessly.