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2012 Faiveley Gevrey 1er Cru Combe Aux Moines

2012 Faiveley Gevrey 1er Cru Combe Aux Moines

92 Points Allen Meadows, Burghound
2012 Faiveley Gevrey 1er Cru Combe Aux Moines
92 Points Allen Meadows, Burghound

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A Premier Cru gaining a bit of attention, the 'Combe aux Moines' has got something going on. Somewhat unusually, this spot above Gevrey-Chambertin town is Burgundy's highest (400m) and angles slightly north. But as we see elsewhere, elevated and slightly less sun-facing aspects allow slower ripening and can produce a red fruit brightness and, from this rocky clay-marl soil, an earthy mineral density that exceeds the more immediate fruity charms of sun-drenched spots. With textured tannins a noted vineyard character, this wine is a perfect balance of refinement and traditional charm. Serious value and sure to please - put one in the box!

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$110.00 in mixed 6+ or $125.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Noir

Its Origins

Domaine Faiveley is one of the biggest domaines (115ha) in Burgundy and, many would argue, one of the best. This illustrious company has been based in Nuits St Georges since the days of Pierre Faiveley who founded the business in 1825. His son Joseph gave his name to the family business, to be followed by the first François, Georges who was instrumental in founding the Chevaliers du Tastevin, Guy who developed the business in the Côte Chalonnaise, François who has recently retired and now his son Erwan, born in 1979. The change of generation, enhanced by the arrival of Bernard Hervet as Managing Director, is clear warning of the intention to dynamise the business. Already there has been a notable expansion of vineyards under Faiveley’s control. Many of Faiveley's top wines are hand bottled with no filtration. This in turn results in clean, opulent wines that often show Pinot Noir at its best. Their concentration and richness are rarely equalled.

What The Critics Say

92/100 Allen Meadows Burghound

“An elegant, cool and pure nose features notes of wild red berries, pungent earth and a sauvage note. There is an equally cool impression to the medium weight plus flavors that exude a fine minerality on the delicious, intense and naturally austere finish. In 2012 this is a muscular, even robust wine but not necessarily rustic.”

90-92/100 Stephen Tanzer

“Bright, dark red. Black cherry, licorice and a whiff of game on the brooding nose. Sweet, saline and densely packed but a baby today, with subtle dark fruit and game flavors currently cut off by chewy, slightly tough tannins. Quite unevolved right now.” (Tasted Jan 2014)

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2017-2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with DUCK
with LAMB

Taste

3

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