2017 Joseph Faiveley Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$399. 00
$4788.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Domaine Faiveley was founded in 1825, and while they have been known for producing outstanding quality wines throughout this time, they are widely considered one of the most improved domaines in Burgundy over the last decade. Since taking over from his father Francois, Erwan Faiveley has made a deliberate decision to emphasise freshness and purity of fruit rather than fruit extraction, and at times, excessive use of new oak. This change has resulted in wines with greater refinement and vineyard character expression.

Other Reviews....
Cask sample. Lightish crimson. Much more sweet and red-fruited on the nose than the Clos de la Roche. Sweet red cherry with just a touch of spice. Lovely balance between the fruit and the light-grained tannins. Not a blockbuster but great harmony.
17+/20 points
Julia Harding MW - jancisrobinson.com