2020 Domaine Faiveley Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
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2020 Domaine Faiveley Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$630. 00
$7560.00 Dozen
ABV: 13%
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....
A cool, restrained and airy nose features notes of mineral reduction, smoked green apple and pretty floral wisps. There is fine density and power to the larger-bodied flavors that possess a caressing if markedly intense flavors that exhibit outstanding depth and persistence. This is an excellent wine that displays first-rate fruit-acid and concentration balance. Drink through 2030+.
93-95 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

The 2020 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has turned out especially well, opening in the glass with aromas of pear, peach, white flowers, freshly baked bread, nutmeg and hazelnuts. Full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, it's unusually textural and broad-shouldered for this Ladoix-derived cuvée, displaying bright acids and chalky structuring extract.
94-96 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 21, 2022)

The 2020 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is well-defined on the nose with apple blossom, hazelnut and light white chocolate scents. The palate is well balanced with fine acidity, quite taut and linear, saline in the mouth. Maybe a bit more weight here would not go amiss, but I appreciate the energy that should hold it in good stead. Drink 2025-2045.
91-93 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

Pale lemon colour, a little waxiness, a touch of oak, not so many stones. Then a quiet patch, then the real wine comes out behind with a little lime juice. It is a bit disjointed at this stage in its elevage. This normally turns into a first rate wine, but it is not showing its full potential on today’s form.
92-94 points
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy