Domaine Faiveley Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2014 (Cote de Nuits, France) - [WS 94] [VM 90-93]

Domaine Faiveley Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2014
(Cote de Nuits, France) - [WS 94] [VM 90-93]


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About this wine:
Domaine Faiveley combines the principles of modern winemaking methods with the time honored traditions that have been practiced for centuries within their 19th century cellars. Each terroir and each vintage, benefits from special attention which makes the cuvées unique. Each bottle therefore becomes the faithful reflection of its terroir.

Terroir: Grand Cru Clos de Vougeot sits on the lower slope within the village of Vosne-Romanee directly below the Grand Cru's of Le Musigny and Grands Echezeaux. One of the largest of Grand Crus; the 123+ acres are heavily fragmented, Domaine Faiveley owns 3.18 acres spread across multiple parcels.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following a short maceration the must undergoes primary fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and wooden vats. The young wines are aged in 70% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 16 to 18 months.

Tasting Notes:
An intense dark ruby color. The nose has a complex bouquet of rose and violet floral aromas and fruity aromas, with a few discreet woody notes. The attack is round on the palate and then the tannins show their strength. This wine is well structured and corpulent, with long-lasting aromas and a fine representative of this famous Grand Cru.

Ratings & Reviews

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94 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A velvety and opulent red, boasting flavors of black cherry, raspberry, currant and spice. This is elegant, showing finesse and beautiful harmony, backed by a deftly integrated structure and discreet oak. Exhibits fine length, with lingering fruit and spice details. Best from 2019 through 2033. 50 cases imported." - BS (May 31, 2017)

90-93 Points - Vinous:
"Full ruby-red. Deep black cherry aroma conveys a chocolatey ripeness. A very sweet Clos Vougeot in a powerful, deep style, offering rich, fruit-driven flavors of black cherry and black raspberry. Fine-grained tannins dust the teeth. Impressively fat, ripe Clos Vougeot if a bit chunky for grand cru. " - Stephen Tanzer (Jan 2016)