2019 Domaine Faiveley Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
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.
The 2019 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru opens in the glass with notes of white flowers, Meyer lemon, fresh pear, nutmeg and warm bread. Full-bodied, layered and muscular, it's a concentrated, serious and tightly wound wine that's built around chalky dry extract and tangy acids. This is very promising.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
The 2019 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has a very tight bouquet that struggles to follow the excellent Bâtard-Montrachet; it feels a bit mute at the moment. The palate is balanced with strong lime and orange cordial notes on the entry and good acidity, yet I find this a little monochromatic on the finish – it doesn’t really take you anywhere.
Neal Martin - Vinous
More yellow than primrose. There is the usual superb energy to this wine but on a richer fuller scale. The fat fruity feel which comes from using cultured yeasts. Massive and very good on the palate, the stones are there with a lemon minerality. Long finish. Should be excellent.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy