Côte De Nuits, Burgundy

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
— 7 days ago

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Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier

Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1999

Paired with a mushroom soup, this was beautiful. It started a bit closed but opened after about an hour and it was decanted as well. What a fantastic Burgundy should be. Still needs a little time, but wow! — 2 days ago

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Domaine A.-F. Gros (Anne & Francois Gros)

Richebourg Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1990

Bright tawny color. Looks great in the stem. Luscious nose. Bursting with fruit. Notes of tart bing cherry, sois bois, Asian spice, some rhubarb and an earthy menthol. Expansive in the mouth. Great balance of fruit and structure. Still young. In the zone. This is an answer to the question, “when is a great aged red burg better than anything else” — 20 days ago

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David L

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Very nice. Cheers
Severn Goodwin

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Damn fine!
Bob McDonald

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No doubt stunning. Amazingly pale in the glass.

Domaine Trapet Père & Fils

Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2005

Ron R
9.5

Good golly Miss Molly!
Stunning example of a burg. Singing with fruit, poise and grace. Earthy notes give way to a clean mouthfeel.
Textured with ripe cherries and blueberries. Built for the long-term.
@Mike R and Rhonda are just too good to us! Thank you, guys 🙏🏾
— 5 hours ago

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with Mike and Anne-marie
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😱😱
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Beautiful vintage.

Dominique Laurent

Les Suchots Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2001

After the Les Chaignots 1999 i might start to realize that with Dominique Laurent the wine making could be a little to intrusive, but altogether this wine is very good, perhaps even a few more nuances and more complexity too, but maybe a little less body
Quite long again
— a day ago

Bob, Severn and 10 others liked this

Domaine Robert Chevillon

Les Vaucrains Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2006

Great tonight. Decanted for @2hrs and it needed every minute. With pork tenderloin in a red wine prune sauce this was perfect. 2006 wasn’t epic in burgundy but this was great tonight! — 3 hours ago

Alex, Sharon and 7 others liked this

Olivier Bernstein

Les Lavrottes Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2010

Had to open 3hrs+ ahead of our dinner and by the end it was really starting to show the expressive fruit and shake off some of the tightness. Berries on berries on berries with a hint of spice at the end. — 10 days ago

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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 — 4 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Fraser McKinley Sounds like another 05 Burgundy not ready yet Fraser.
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@Fraser McKinley 100% agreed with @Bob McDonald

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 😉 — 7 days ago

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Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier

Clos de la Maréchale Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Blanc Chardonnay 2014

In fine form, showing beautiful salinity and balance of fruit and spice. Wonderful expression of the 2014 vintage. No rush to drink this but in a tasty spot. — 3 days ago

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