2015 Faiveley Corton Clos des Cortons Grand Cru (750ml)

Pinot Noir from Corton, Burgundy, France

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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.


I'm amazed! This is extremely fresh with orange zest and smoky notes, as well as intense cherry aromas. With its stunning concentration and vitality, this could wake the dead! A great and dynamic expression of this unique terroir that could be drunk now, but it also has a huge future ahead of it.

97 points, James Suckling (Feb 2018)

Full medium red. Deep, soil-driven aromas of raspberry, dark cherry, redcurrant, coffee and underbrush; not quite as black as it was from barrel in late 2016 but still conveys a brooding menthol quality. Enters the mouth plush and utterly seamless, but terrific soil-driven saline minerality gives definition to the middle palate. A bit reticent today but the slowly mounting, extremely long finish saturates everything in its path. The tannins are huge but plush, saturating the front teeth and incisors. I recall technical director Jérôme Flous telling me last year that this wine has an IPT (indice polyphenols totaux) of 90, compared to a normal 50. This outsized grand cru shows the sweetness of the vintage's best examples and appears to possess the stuffing and structure to go on in bottle for 25 years; in fact, it shut down rather dramatically with time in the recorked bottle.

95+ points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Jan 2018)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
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