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: The hamlet of Blagny is located high on the hillside above Puligny Montrachet and Meursault and represents an entirely unique terroir. This 1er Cru vineyard is located directly adjacent to the 1er Cru "La Piece Sous le Bois" overlooking the vineyards of Perrieres and Puligny Champ Canet. Exposure is due east and soils are shallow marl and clay.
Vinification: Grapes are harvest by hand and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following primary fermentation the young wine is aged for 14-16 months in a combination of 1/3 new and 2/3 used oak barrels.
Score: 90 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
A broad, rich style, this sports peach, apple honey and spice flavors. There is good juicy acidity underneath, persisting on the spice-accented finish. Drink now through 2020.
Score: 93 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
This wine is rounded, rich and full of ripe fruit. Its wood flavors, giving spice and vanilla, are a backdrop to the generous apricot and pear flavors and good acidity. Drink this wine from 2022.
Score: 90 PointsVinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
Light, bright yellow. Brisk aromas of lemon, lime, ginger and crushed stone. Juicy, sappy wine with citrus and spice flavors framed by underlying minerality and well-judged oak. Finishes firm, fresh and persistent, with subtle citrus lift and good energy for the year. Technical director Jrme Flous told me last year that this wine had 4.4 g/l acidity, and no doubt this high-elevation, stony site was favored in 2015. Balanced from the start but has the energy and salinity to gain in texture and nuance in bottle.
A discreet application of wood sets off the distinctly ripe notes of lemon peel, pear and white peach. Here too there is good punch to the more delineated and more mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that are slightly more compact on the clean and dry finish. This too should drink well young.
Score: 93 PointsJamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
Powerful aromas of dried tropical fruit with stones and salt. Full-bodied and a bit more open and rich than usual. Blagny did especially well. Ripe and lively. Drink now or hold.
(13.2% alcohol): Pale, green-tinged color. Lively musky aromas of lime, apple, crushed rock and white flowers. Nicely rich and opulent but also juicy, brisk and vibrant, showing good minerality and acid retention (4.4 g/l today) for 2015, along with a sexy touch of oak. This wine needs considerably more levage, says Flous, who noted that it may not be bottled until April of 2017.
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