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2015 Faiveley Nuits St Georges 1er Cru 'Les St Georges'

2015 Faiveley Nuits St Georges 1er Cru 'Les St Georges'

95 Points Stephen Tanzer
2015 Faiveley Nuits St Georges 1er Cru 'Les St Georges'
95 Points Stephen Tanzer

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From the original vineyard that gave its name to this famous area! A prime example of Grand Cru quality at Premier Cru price (talk of promotion isn't just talk, with serious proposals in the works). This is a plum spot on mid-elevations of the Cote d'Or slope, with a south-east sun aspect and a mixed patchwork of deep, free-draining limestone and clay soils to force deep roots but retain enough moisture to prevent vines suffering. The result is a ripe and notably spicy style, with vibrant red fruit, earthy-minerals and exotic spice nuances. From a great year this is typical Nuits-Saint-Georges – such captivating appeal, allure and completeness in the glass. Value.

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Elsewhere up to $195.00 Save $20 $175.00 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

94-95/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer

"(25% vendange entier; 50% new oak): Bright ruby-red. A step up in complexity and depth on the nose from the foregoing Nuits-Saint-Georges samples, offering sexy soil tones to the aromas of raspberry, minerals, smoke and dried flowers. Rich, pliant, soil-inflected wine with terrific breadth, depth and herbal lift. This fleshy yet brisk wine finishes with noble tannins and superb lingering fruit. Technical director Jerome Flous wants to bottle this beauty in January."

92-95/100 and rated Sweet Spot Outstanding in Burghound, Allen Meadows

"This is more aromatically elegant with its spicy aromas of plum, rose petal, herbal tea, red cherry and earth. The tautly muscular, dense and mineral-driven flavors possess excellent size, weight and power while delivering strikingly good length on the beautifully balanced if very firm finish. Again, patience, and plenty of it, will be necessary." Drink 2032 +

16.5++/20 JancisRobinson.com

"Mid crimson. Lots of spice here alongside dark-red fruit. Peppery. Firm, dark-fruited and savoury on the palate. Dry and chewy on the finish but the fruit is all curled up inside. A little austere at the moment. (JH)" Drink 2025 - 2035

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2022 - 2035

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with DUCK
with POULTRY

Taste

3

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