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2019 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers Premier Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$299. 00 Bottle
$3588.00 Dozen
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....
In contrast to the prior wines, here the nose is quite firmly reduced. More interesting are the superbly concentrated and gorgeously textured big-bodied, powerful and muscular flavors that flash a mix of minerality and salinity on the wonderfully complex and highly persistent finish where the only nit is a slight warmth. This is potentially outstanding and a wine that should age effortlessly.
92-94 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

Faiveley's 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers is very promising indeed, mingling aromas of smoky berry fruit and plums with hints of rose hip, orange peel, musk and spices. Medium to full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, it's concentrated and vibrant, with velvety tannins, lively acids and a long, perfumed finish.
93-95 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er Cru does not quite possess the intensity and drive of the Lavaux Saint-Jacques, coming across rather static by comparison. The palate is medium-bodied with elegant dark berry fruit and a harmonious, briny finish that completes this Les Cazetiers with style. I suspect the nose just needs some time to awaken and get its act together.
90-92 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

This is a mix of their five cuvées, Faiveley being easily the largest holders of Cazetiers. Deep bright purple, with a very toasty reductive nose. Super-lush yet perfectly balanced behind, has not lost the precision, but gained in volume of fruit. Finishes on the mineral even with a saline touch. Jérôme and Erwan have fallen in love with this, and I cannot say they are wrong.
94-97 points
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy