Burgundy Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Les Saint Georges Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2010

David T
9.5

I have been staring down this bottle for awhile...guess tonight is the night.

Bright, candied red florals leap out of the glass followed quickly by sweet & sour cherries. Smooth, medium spice, cinnamon stick, cola, ripe, elegant, blackberries, poached to candied strawberries, stewy black plum, creamed black raspberries, pomegranate, haunting blueberries fruits, steeped fruit tea, truffle dark chocolate, tobacco notes with ash, dark, rich, moist earth, understated incense, beautifully layered, dark spices, almost black pepper, limestone alluvial earthiness, dry stems & stones with the most amazingly, bright, fragrant; dark, red, blue, purple floral wrapped in violets.

The body is round, gorgeously sexy and elegantly full. It sings on the palate. This is a good time to try a bottle if you have others as this wine will continue to improve over the next 15 years. If you love a well textured wine, this is one for you. The structure, tension, length and balance have just started down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City. Candied red florals leap out of the glass followed quickly by sweet & sour cherries. Smooth, medium spice, big cinnamon stick, cola, ripe, elegant, blackberries, poached to candied strawberries, stewy black plum, creamed black raspberries, raspberries, cranberries, pomegranate, haunting blueberries fruits, steeped fruit tea, tobacco notes with ash, dark, rich, moist earth, understated incense, beautifully layered, deep penetrating dark spices with pronounced palate heat, lightly grilled meats, hints of smokiness, almost black pepper, limestone alluvial earthiness, dry stems & stones with the most amazingly, bright, fragrant; dark, red, blue, purple floral wrapped in violets & understated lavender. The acidity is spot on. The finish is complex, well balanced, ruby polished that falls into spice, florals for days and persists endlessly on your palate and in your head long after the night is over. Gorgeous wine!!!

I am all about pairing food & wine & confident there are foods that would enhance this wine; Duck, Pork Loin w/ fruit or lightly seasoned roasted chicken etc. but, I would be a purest with this bottling. It’s simply that beautiful & gorgeous on its own.

Photos of; Domaine Faiveley, their barrel aging room, Erwan Faiveley and immaculately manicured Nuits St. Georges vineyard.

Producer notes: Domaine Faiveley is one of the biggest Domaines at 115 hectares in Burgundy and some would say, one of the best. Domaine Faiveley grapes are destemmed and fermented in new wooden vats for the finer wines and in conical stainless steel tanks for the lesser cuvées
— 4 days ago

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Domaine Billard-Gonnet

Pommard-Rugiens Bas 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2009

A little rustic at first - Decant for ca 30min. After 10 years pretty good! Still very juicy and young at heart with Morello 🍒 and chalk but also plenty of secondary flavors - earthy, forest floor, bark, black tea, blueberry on the back palate pine needles - the tannins are still quite dominant this can go for 5-10 more years. Direct from Lyle Fass and therefore not widely available. — 7 days ago

Rob, Trixie and 5 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

This was a long time ago obviously
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Or I am lost track.
Lyle Fass

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He definitely was not reliable so it sounds like it probably happened.

Domaine Chandon de Briailles

Ile des Vergelesses Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2007

An investment that has continued to pay dividends. Purchased ex-chateau in 2011; 1/2 case at $30/bottle—almost an impossible extravagance for a freshly minted college graduate in a bum economy. Now fully mature (the wine, that is), what a joy to taste this as it evolves over a few hours in the decanter. Cherry/cranberry accord, great acidity, tannins still present, aging delightfully. A silver fox. Way above premier cru. Thankful to have one left. — 11 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Beautiful description. Good choice you made👊🏻🥳

Gérard Seguin

Derrière le Four Chambolle-Musigny Pinot Noir 2017

@delectable pierre brisset chambolle musigny

Definitely a “we’re not in Kansas anymore” wine.

Nose is very clean. Cherries but a hint of richness (not oak) if that makes sense. Almost a hint of like cherry liquor but like the best cherry liquor in the world (which might not exist as most cherry liquor is plonk). cherry flower perfume.

Palate is almost champagne-like if that makes any sense. A very clean balancing acidity that just sings like a single long soprano note over the fruit. Pristine cherries. At 30 minutes density comes out. Getting amazing

Crazy freshness.

Length on this is insane.

Bought from fass selections

— 19 hours ago

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Matthew Cohen

Matthew Cohen

@vinous Wrong wine
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@Matthew Cohen its the wrong wine. But it should be in there. If not I think delectable is buggy last few days
9.4
Lyle Fass

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Needs an hour to build I find. Anyway glad you enjoyed it. Champagne like makes sense.

Michel Rebourgeon

Les Pezerolles Pommard 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Lyle Fass
9.4

Classic Pezerolles. Stoney, surreal and layered. Just gorgeous. Tightest out of the gates so far. So floral. Gorgeous lithe elegant and ephemeral cherries. Cherry flower. Sick nose. Licorice and flowers. Just amazing. Juicy and complex with stunning intensity and finesse. Stoney throughout. Gorgeous elegance allied with sweet fruit and all on a silken string. So juicy with great breadth and depth also so so so long. Stunning. Ripe and Stoney tannins. Such a wonderful Pezerolles. — 6 days ago

Severn, Chris and 8 others liked this

Michel Rebourgeon

Pommard Pinot Noir 2017

Lyle Fass
9.2

Terrific nose. So fresh and pure. So so Pommard. Stones, spice, tea like aromas and deep cherry fruit. Juicy and complex with lovely fruit and purity. Fresh and ample but also energetic and linear. Delicious. Terrific volume and freshness. So pure. So clean. Amazing purity. Really impressive fruit soak on the finish. Exceptional village wine. — 6 days ago

Severn, Keith and 8 others liked this

Domaine Bruno Clair

Clos du Fonteny Monopole Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

Elegant, like Lignier's Chaffots, but less tense and more round. Kai reckons it's due to some premature development (due to less than ideal storage), which I agreed. For a 15', the fruit should have been livelier, especially from this producer. Still delightful. Bouquet of dried strawberries, black cherries, cedar, and earth. The palate has a inner sweetness. Intense minerality permeates the mid-palate. Finishes with candied orange and earthy notes. Shorter, compared to the Lignier. Definitely the weaker pino of the night, but that might not have been the case if we had a perfect bottle 😉 — 4 days ago

Jason, Bob and 16 others liked this

Domaine Hubert Lignier

Les Chaffots Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2016

Quite a number of friends have been saying that Lignier's back on form with V15 onwards, and I gotta say this wine concurs with the claim. Started off kinda blocky and oakey but with a little air, the disjointness melds, leaving behind an incredibly pure and mineralic wine. Highly perfumed - dark red fruits, floral, stoney, with a touch of animale. The palate's juicy and intense. Immense structure. Pure red berries interwoven with lovely spice, citrus oil, and meatiness. The finish is aromatic and long, driven by minerality. There's a certain brawniness and ripeness to this wine, but it still manages to maintain such a graceful presence. Superb! A real master act. — 4 days ago

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Michel Rebourgeon

Clos de la Cure Pommard Pinot Noir 2017

Lyle Fass
9.4

This is brilliant. Huge expressive nose. So clean and full of mid season cherries, spice, flowers, mineral, licorice, high end bubble gum. So dope. Palate has stunning sweetness and purity. Oh man what a sphere. Stunning ripe tannins. Beautiful purity and so delicate. What a Pommard. Showing stupid elegance. True wow. Terrific inner mouth aromas. Ripe and juicy tannins and such complexity. A lot of material. Awesome. — 6 days ago

Severn, Dawn and 7 others liked this

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé

Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2005

This was deep, dark and brooding with a dense and rigid structure. It’s was thoroughly enjoyable but not a whole lot of fun to consume. Time will tell I guess - 2005 — 13 hours ago

Ceccherini, Mark and 3 others liked this