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Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley Premier 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

"Compelling aromas of extremely fresh and airy menthol-infused red berry fruit, soil and distinctly spiced tones plus an underlying hint of animale transfers over to the rich, full and serious broad-shouldered flavors brimming with dry extract and supported by impressively refined and ripe tannins that are almost completely buffered on the powerful and balanced finish by the buckets of mid-palate sap. Terrific...93-96" BH 1/11 "Red-ruby. Knockout multidimensional nose combines red berries, licorice, orange peel and pungent smoky minerality. Dense, sappy, sweet and very young; much more about soil than pinot noir fruit. Offers intriguing saline and orange peel notes, plus a licorice quality that Hervet says comes from soil rich in silica (like Vosne-Romanee Les Reignots). Wonderfully tactile finish offers outstanding lift and some sweet new oak. This got better and better in the glass. ...93-96" IWC 1/11 "A little whole cluster action here. Spice, cherry and berry aromas and flavors are accented by vegetal and licorice notes as this plays out on the palate. A dense wine, with sweetness that balances the structure. This should develop beautifully. Better than previously reviewed...96" WS Advance 06/12

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  • 2009

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Winery: J. Faiveley
Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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J. Faiveley:
After the recent acquisitions of Volnay 1er Cru “Fremiets” and Pommard 1er Cru “Rugiens”, Domaine Faiveley (essentially present in Côte de Nuits and Côte Chalonnaise) is once again stretching out its vineyards into Côte de Beaune: The Faiveley family has now become the owner of 5 hectares in the most prestigious appellations of Puligny-Montrachet: - ... Read more
After the recent acquisitions of Volnay 1er Cru “Fremiets” and Pommard 1er Cru “Rugiens”, Domaine Faiveley (essentially present in Côte de Nuits and Côte Chalonnaise) is once again stretching out its vineyards into Côte de Beaune: The Faiveley family has now become the owner of 5 hectares in the most prestigious appellations of Puligny-Montrachet: - Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru - Bienvenues-Bâtard- Montrachet Grand Cru - Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “La Garenne” - Puligny-Montrachet Faiveley will vinify its first cuvées of these wines for the 2008 vintage. They will serve to complete the range of grands crus and premiers crus from the domaine. Read less

"Compelling aromas of extremely fresh and airy menthol-infused red berry fruit, soil and distinctly spiced tones plus an underlying hint of animale transfers over to the rich, full and serious broad-shouldered flavors brimming with dry extract and supported by impressively refined and ripe tannins that are almost completely buffered on the powerful and balanced finish by the buckets of mid-palate sap. Terrific...93-96" BH 1/11 "Red-ruby. Knockout multidimensional nose combines red berries, licorice, orange peel and pungent smoky minerality. Dense, sappy, sweet and very young; much more about soil than pinot noir fruit. Offers intriguing saline and orange peel notes, plus a licorice quality that Hervet says comes from soil rich in silica (like Vosne-Romanee Les Reignots). Wonderfully tactile finish offers outstanding lift and some sweet new oak. This got better and better in the glass. ...93-96" IWC 1/11 "A little whole cluster action here. Spice, cherry and berry aromas and flavors are accented by vegetal and licorice notes as this plays out on the palate. A dense wine, with sweetness that balances the structure. This should develop beautifully. Better than previously reviewed...96" WS Advance 06/12

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