Faiveley Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru 2018 - 750ml

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96pts James Suckling

Wow. This is a solid Corton with ripe strawberries, plums, bark and porcini. Full-bodied with tight, fine tannins, focused depth of fruit and excellent length. Quite muscular for the vintage. Better after 2023.

96pts Jasper Morris

Monopole. Glowing mid purple. Rich, intense black-purple. The bouquet is as saturated as the colour. Beautifully heady yet seems perfectly poised. The new oak adds a sheen which the wealth of fruit can support. Something of everything on the nose here, even a faint green streak. Very fresh style which is typical of their vineyard. Lots of energy. Note this is tasted after the riper and more luscious Côte de Nuits wines.

Barrel Sample: 94-96

95pts Burghound

Moderate wood and menthol influences frame the intensely earthy and gamy aromas of both red and dark currant. There is excellent energy to the stony medium weight plus flavors that are at once succulent yet powerful where the latter carries over to the serious, firmly structured and mildly warm finish that goes on and on. This somewhat rustic effort is very Corton in basic character and a wine that's going to require patience.

Barrel Sample: 93-95

93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2018 Corton Grand Cru Clos des Cortons Faiveley is showing nicely in bottle, mingling aromas of cassis and dark berry fruit with hints of baking chocolate, grilled meats, forest floor and sweet spices. Medium to full-bodied, rich and elegantly muscular, its ripe core of fruit structured by powdery tannins and lively acids, it's long and expansive. This is a deep, brooding Clos des Corton that will demand bottle age to realize all its potential. Rating: 93+

93pts Vinous

The 2018 Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru has an attractive, pure bouquet of red currant and cranberry fruit laced with wilted rose petals and crushed stone. The palate is smooth on the entry with sappy red berry fruit, harmonious and fleshy. This is the best of four Faiveley reds that I tasted from this vintage and it shows the best composure and complexity on the finish. Excellent. Drinking window: 2024 - 2045 Rating : 93+

Winemaker Notes

Ruby red in color with clear purple reflections. The nose is powerful, concentrated and exudes notes of black cherry and spice. The palate is rich and smooth with good energy and concentration. The finish is elegant. An excellent wine for cellar ageing. Serve with Seared foie gras with Armagnac, game, quail, full-flavored cheeses such as Cîteaux or Reblochon.