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Corton Charlemagne Faiveley 2012

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93+ Points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous: "Bright pale yellow. Aromas of smoke, white plum, acacia flower, nutmeg and salty minerality. Fat, dense and spicy, showing a distinctly saline quality and very good energy to its flavors of peach oil, white truffle and toast complicated by a leesy element. With extended time in the recorked bottle, this wine showed more adamant dusty minerality and musky ginger and quinine nuances, and my score went up. Clearly needs at least six or seven years to shows its inherent complexity, and I would not be surprised if it merited an even higher rating down the road." 91-93 Points, Burghound:"This also has that phenolic character of olive oil hints along with relatively strong reduction that renders the fruit impossible to read. There is reduction in the mouth as well though there is good vibrancy to the exceptionally rich and voluminous flavors that evidence plenty of muscle and minerality on the saline, clean and dry finish." 94 Points, Wine Spectator: "Aromas of lemon cake, white flowers and sweet spices lead to lime, apple and hazelnut flavors in this elegant, intense and well-balanced white. Almost seamless now, but should improve with age. Best from 2016 through 2026."

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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

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93+ Points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous: "Bright pale yellow. Aromas of smoke, white plum, acacia flower, nutmeg and salty minerality. Fat, dense and spicy, showing a distinctly saline quality and very good energy to its flavors of peach oil, white truffle and toast complicated by a leesy element. With extended time in the recorked bottle, this wine showed more adamant dusty minerality and musky ginger and quinine nuances, and my score went up. Clearly needs at least six or seven years to shows its inherent complexity, and I would not be surprised if it merited an even higher rating down the road." 91-93 Points, Burghound:"This also has that phenolic character of olive oil hints along with relatively strong reduction that renders the fruit impossible to read. There is reduction in the mouth as well though there is good vibrancy to the exceptionally rich and voluminous flavors that evidence plenty of muscle and minerality on the saline, clean and dry finish." 94 Points, Wine Spectator: "Aromas of lemon cake, white flowers and sweet spices lead to lime, apple and hazelnut flavors in this elegant, intense and well-balanced white. Almost seamless now, but should improve with age. Best from 2016 through 2026."

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