Intense ruby red hue and complex nose offering fruity and roasted notes. The palate is powerful, elegant and distinctive with smooth yet direct tannins and a remarkably long and elegant finish.
Based in Nuits-St-Georges, the famous Domaine Faiveley was founded in 1825 and in more recent times, the domaine has greatly expanded its vineyards across the entire Côte d'Or. The grapes are entirely destemmed and fermented in a mix of new wooden vats for the top end wines and stainless steel for the lesser cuvees. Once notorious for being fairly austere, there has been less emphasis on extraction over the last ten years and the wines show increased freshness, purity of fruit and more judicious use of oak. A contender for one of the most improved domaines in Burgundy over the last decade.
STEPHEN TANZER - VINOUS
Bright, full red. Ineffable aromas of raspberry, rose petal and minerals display wonderful perfumed lift for the year. Silky, concentrated and fine-grained on entry, then sharply delineated and perfumed in the middle palate, boasting superb floral lift and an impression of menthol reserve to its black raspberry, crushed stone and botanical herb flavors. A wonderfully savory, silky midweight with terrific energy and restrained sweetness for the year, not to mention noble, perfectly buffered tannins. The savory, slowly building finish is hard to scrape off your palate. This outstanding 2015 really stands out for its light touch.
STEPHEN BROOK - DECANTER
Sweet, intense raspberry and cherry nose with a confected note. Sleek attack on the velvety palate, showing a fine depth of flavour. It has swagger and power without being aggressive, and is lifted by fine acidity that also gives the wine its tension. Spicy and long finish.
Deep, smoky and meaty nose. A powerful wide-screen wine in which the major tannin structure is almost masked, showing its hand a little at the fresh and very subtle finish. Drink or hold.
STEPHEN TANZER - VINOUS
Points: (93-96) (25% vendange entier): Bright, dark red. Knockout aromas of raspberry, flowers and smoky minerality. Superconcentrated and salty but tighter-grained and less showy today than the Mazis-Chambertin, with its sexy smoke and soil notes energized by terrific mineral verve. Here the tannins stand out and will need considerable bottle aging to be absorbed. This superb vin de terroir is most impressive today on the very long finish, which leaves behind a perfume of dried flowers.
NEAL MARTIN - VINOUS
The 2015 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru is rather reduced and smudged on the nose, possibly with some TCA. The palate is very animally and quite bretty, to the extent that it suppresses the fruit. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.