domaine faiveley, echezeaux grand cru, en orveaux 2019
DECANTER
93
BURGHOUND.COM
95

2019 domaine faiveley, echezeaux grand cru, en orveaux

Why We're Buying

Go big or go home. That’s the motto of Domaine Faiveley En Orveaux Échézeaux Grand Cru. The pinot noir goes on the attack with perfume-like aromas and intense energy before culminating with a long finish. As of 2021, a single bottle retails north of $200.

Critics Scores

DECANTER
93

Decanter

From a 0.83ha parcel in the cool lieu-dit of En Orveaux, the grapes here are given a long, slow fermentation, gentle extraction and ageing in 60% new casks, to produce a wine that is perfumed and bright, with forward cherry fruit and a distinct floral note. On the palate, the wine is silky and very pleasant, but lacking the tension of the Gevrey grands crus. (CC)

BURGHOUND.COM
95

Burghound.com

An overtly floral and exceptionally pretty nose reflects notes of red currant, dark raspberry and plenty of spice elements, especially star anise. There is excellent intensity to the refined and beautifully well-detailed medium weight flavors that flash evident minerality on the moderately austere and compact but lengthy finish. This is at once classy and quite stylish and like many of the wines in the range, a wine that should age effortlessly.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2019 Echézeaux En Orveaux Grand Cru has turned out nicely, offering up aromas of plums and berries, complemented by suggestions of orange peel, sweet soil tones, peonies and spices. Medium to full-bodied, broad and fleshy, it's enveloping but vibrant, with lively acids and a precise finish.

VINOUS
93

Vinous

The 2019 Echézeaux En Orveaux Grand Cru is one of the few cuvées to includes 25% whole bunch. It has a light, airy bouquet of dark berry fruit, incense and a touch of lavender. The palate is medium-bodied with dry tannins on the entry, the stem addition lending quite a strong black pepper note toward the finish, which just feels a little abrupt

BURGHOUND
95

Burghound

An overtly floral and exceptionally pretty nose reflects notes of red currant, dark raspberry and plenty of spice elements, especially star anise. There is excellent intensity to the refined and beautifully well-detailed medium weight flavors that flash evident minerality on the moderately austere and compact but lengthy finish. This is at once classy and quite stylish and like many of the wines in the range, a wine that should age effortlessly.