This is an amazing value proposition for Grand Gru Red Burgundy from a killer vintage
Sourced directly, we were extremely impressed by the quality and value of the 2018’s from Domaine Faiveley that we had to go deep on the 2019's! The reviews below are very promising for early drinking as well as long term cellaring. Their Chambertin Clos de Beze is super affordable, Grand Cru that will appeal to every Burgundy drinker.
Buy, drink some now, cellar some for later - we guarantee you will enjoy this wine!
The week before Christmas we hosted a wine dinner at Fia Restaurant in LA with two of the owners. The food was spectacular; especially the caviar cones!!
The standout red wine of the night was 2019 Faiveley Clos De Beze Grand Cru: tons of floral, red berry fruit with incredibly perfumy aromatics. This wine is young but will age brilliantly.
We have a RARE PARCEL of 6-Packs in their original wooden cases, priced to sell!
Faiveley’s objective is to enhance their exceptional Burgundian terroirs through a style that combines strength, finesse, and elegance. They combine the principles of modern winemaking methods with the time-honored traditions that have been practiced for centuries within their 19th century cellars.
"Faiveley’s wines are... supremely clean and elegant: definitive examples of Pinot Noir... above all they have richness and breed, the thumbprint of a master winemaker." -Clive Coates M.W.
2019 Faiveley Chambertin Clos de Beze
This is produced from three of the four Faiveley parcels in the Clos de Bèze. After a fermentation largely with whole clusters and ageing in cask (70% new), the wine is deeply aromatic, showing an array of aromas that range from ripe cassis and plum fruit, to savoury and smoky notes with a mineral/saline edge. The texture of the wine is tannic, massively concentrated and firm, yet not unyielding. Superb.
97 Pts Decanter
Aromas of cassis, plums, orange oil, smoked meats, loamy soil and black truffle preface Faiveley's 2019 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru, a full-bodied, velvety and sumptuous wine that's elegantly textural and fleshy, with its broad-shouldered chassis of tannin cloaked in an ample core of succulent fruit. Long and complete, it's a terrific Clos de Bèze in the making. Jérôme Flous told me that Faiveley began picking on September 9, finishing by the 20th, and that yields averaged out at around 35 hectoliters per hectare in white and a little less in red. Comparing the 2019 vintage to "a more concentrated version of 2010," he admires—as I do—its vibrant fruit tones and refined tannins, finding it more elegant than 2018. The quality of the red wines chez Faiveley is old news, and for more information on this firm's evolution I direct readers to my report published in the August 2020 Week 1 issue of The Wine Advocate. It's worth underlining, however, how good the whites are these days: Flous tells me that he now includes fûts from Damy and Chassin in the white wine barrel program, and in the last few vintages, I've found the wines' new oak component better and better integrated.
94-96 Pts William Kelley – Wine Advocate