Faiveley Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Dames Huguettes 2009
94-98 points Fine Wine Review: Finally, in a class by itself, the great Chambertin-Clos-de-Bèze is dense, pure, intense, and gamy with great length. This is a very great Clos-de-Bèze and one of the finest wines of the vintage. (Issue #130; 2011) 93-96 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): 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. Comments: Don't miss! Drink: 2026+. (Jan 2011)
External Reviews for Faiveley Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Dames Huguettes
Moderate floral notes add breadth to the very fresh and earthy red currant and plum aromas that lead to precise, vibrant and attractively transparent medium-bodied flavors that are complex, serious and persistent. This is a classic Nuits with fine balance.
Red-ruby. Very ripe aromas of cassis, licorice and flowers enlivened by cooler crushed stone and mineral notes. Sweet, suave and fine-grained; primary, juicy and densely packed. Finishes with substantial but refined tannins and excellent length. Very promising. Hervet noted that Faiveley vinified most of the 2009s with about 25% whole clusters with the objective of “civilizing the tannins.”