B-21 Top Recommendation
Only two Burgundian Grand Crus bear the name of the owner, note – "Clos des Cortons Faiveley." You know the other Grand Cru of course, Romanee-Conti. Established in 1825, Faiveley continues to add to its vineyard holdings and has become one of the great estates of Burgundy with significant estate bottlings. The Clos des Cortons Faiveley, a 7 acre monopole, became part of the Domaine in 1874. More recently a number of Grand Cru have been added under the masterful management of Erwan Faiveley, who took charge of the Domaine at the age of 25 a decade ago. Erwan, the seventh generation Faiveley has added Musingy, Batard-Montrachet, Bienvenues Batard-Montrachet. Erwan has likened his red 2015s to those of 1990 but with the obvious improvements in the cellar and vineyard practices. As you know 2015 was an exception, rich but with its own signature, not to mention the serious aging potential. Recalling the outrageously stunning Cortons from Domaine Prince de Merode bottlings of the 1950s and 1960s, this too is a classic. This is a serious value among Grand Cru.