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2012 Faiveley Nuits St Georges 1er Cru 'Les St Georges'

2012 Faiveley Nuits St Georges 1er Cru 'Les St Georges'

94 Points Stephen Tanzer
2012 Faiveley Nuits St Georges 1er Cru 'Les St Georges'
94 Points Stephen Tanzer

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This is the original vineyard that gave its famous name to the whole area. It is a prime example of Grand Cru quality at Premier Cru price - talk of promotion isn't just talk, as serious proposals are in the works. Fair enough too - this gentle slope sits at middle elevations on the Cote d'Or with a sun-facing south-east aspect, a mixed patchwork of deep, free-draining limestone and clay soils forcing deep root growth but retaining enough moisture to prevent the vines suffering. The result is a ripe and notably spicy style, with vibrant red fruit and earthy-minerals added to by exotic spice nuances that give the Nuits-Saint-Georges style such captivating appeal, allure and completeness in the glass. Stunning value, this is not to be missed. Collect!

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$165.00 in mixed 6+ or $185.00 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

93-95/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer

"Bright dark red. Complex, high-toned aromas of crushed cherry, crushed stone and cardamom lifted by flowers. Superconcentrated and aromatic in the mouth, delivering a sappy density but no impression of weight to the cherry and spice flavors. Wonderful clarity and lift here, and very long and subtle on the suave finish."

91-93/100 Burghound, Allen Meadows

"There is noticeable wood that fights just a bit with the otherwise fresh and attractively layered high-toned red berry fruit aromas that enjoy added breadth in the form of pungent earth, spice and lovely floral hints. There is a relatively refined mouth feel thanks to the fine-grained tannins that shape the middle weight flavors, all wrapped in a delicious and solidly lingering finish. The wood resurfaces on the finale but the concentration is such that this should have no difficulty absorbing it in time."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with DUCK
with POULTRY

Taste

3

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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