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Faiveley Chambertin-Clos de Béze Grand Cru Premier 2009

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ST 94-97

Region: France

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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

External Reviews for Faiveley Chambertin-Clos de Béze Grand Cru Premier

External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

94-97 Points "($347); two-thirds new oak; has the highest pH of these 2009s, at 3.7) 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." Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jan/Feb 11, Stephen Tanzer "The best 2009s resemble the '59s in their mocha and coffee notes," said super-consultant Bernard Hervet, adding that mocha is a characteristic of wines made from grapes with very ripe seeds. Other vintages with very ripe seeds, he added, include 2003, 1999, 1990, 1985, 1969, 1964 and 1949. But no Faiveley wine is over 13.6% in 2009, including those that received a bit of chaptalization to draw out their fermentations. Faiveley did a touch more extraction in 2009, and more post-fermentation maceration: according to Hervet, "when the wines are so thoroughly ripe, you can exaggerate them a little bit." Some of the malos finished very early while others only ended in June. The pHs of the 2009s are roughly 0.15 higher than those of the 2008s, noted Hervet; for example, the grand crus tend to be around 3.6, compared to 3.43 for the same wines in 2008, "but the 2009s are strong due to their balance." Hervet believes that the best '09s have greater overall balance than the 2005s, although he considers 2005 to be the better vintage at the level of the village wines." Stephen Tanzer



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