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
92-94/100 Allen Meadows (Burghound)
"A background but not invisible application of wood easily allows the cool and pure essence of red and dark berry fruit aromas that are liberally laced by almost pungent earth, animale, humus and underbrush nuances to shine. There is terrific punch and muscularity to the big-bodied, intense and mineral-driven flavors that display excellent delineation on the beautifully complex and hugely long finale. This is a very serious and built-to-age effort that will require plenty of patience before it reaches its peak. Drink 2029+
90-92/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer
"Good full red. Very concentrated, perfumed aromas of raspberry, flowers and game. Sweet and fat with fruit; boasts lovely density of material but seems a bit obvious today. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and excellent length.
"Mid crimson. Dark-fruited and slightly smoky on the nose. Touch of wood spice. Firm, savoury and really moreish on the palate. Even though it is not particularly intense, there’s depth and a good balance between subtle tannin framework and dark fruit. A little drying on the fresh finish. (JH)" Drink 2018 - 2025
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