Domaine Stephane Magnien

Les Faconnières Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.136 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Morey St. Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Max Reichwage

Ripe cherries, black berries, chocolatey new oak, modern style but still pretty steely, slightly lacking in concentration

Ripe cherries, black berries, chocolatey new oak, modern style but still pretty steely, slightly lacking in concentration

1 person found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2016
Erik Nordman

We had the 1999, not the 2011; I found this picture online because I was too busy geeking out to take a picture. Another Coravin pour at Vin Vin. First aged Burgundy and it didn't disappoint at all! Also explosively aromatic like the aged Riesling we had before it, love the way an old wine can be so generous like that. Drying rose and violet petals, mossy, humid forest floor, clove spiced dried black cherry and cranberry, some subtle mushroomy meaty umami, and white pepper. Very richly textured while still remaining light on its feet and not heavy in the slightest. Such soft, subtle silky tannin coating the mouth; moderate acidity still providing liveliness and brightness. Such finesse. Kind of reminded me of older Barbaresco but softer, with less spice character and more earthy character to replace it, and with less brawn. I see why Barolo and Barbaresco Nebbioli get compared to red Burgundy now. I totally understand the aged Burgundy hype. That might prove to be a dangerous realization given how dang spendy Burgundy can get...

We had the 1999, not the 2011; I found this picture online because I was too busy geeking out to take a picture. Another Coravin pour at Vin Vin. First aged Burgundy and it didn't disappoint at all! Also explosively aromatic like the aged Riesling we had before it, love the way an old wine can be so generous like that. Drying rose and violet petals, mossy, humid forest floor, clove spiced dried black cherry and cranberry, some subtle mushroomy meaty umami, and white pepper. Very richly textured while still remaining light on its feet and not heavy in the slightest. Such soft, subtle silky tannin coating the mouth; moderate acidity still providing liveliness and brightness. Such finesse. Kind of reminded me of older Barbaresco but softer, with less spice character and more earthy character to replace it, and with less brawn. I see why Barolo and Barbaresco Nebbioli get compared to red Burgundy now. I totally understand the aged Burgundy hype. That might prove to be a dangerous realization given how dang spendy Burgundy can get...

1 person found it helpfulAug 6th, 2016
Michael D Taylor

Dark blackberry and cherry fruit with bright acidity, polished, elegant with savory long finish. Beautiful wine!

Dark blackberry and cherry fruit with bright acidity, polished, elegant with savory long finish. Beautiful wine!

1 person found it helpfulMar 27th, 2016
Evelyn Marin

Exactly what great Burgundy from a great vintage should be.

Exactly what great Burgundy from a great vintage should be.

1 person found it helpfulNov 26th, 2015
Elisabeth Villeminot

Very nice smooth tannins. Great balance of fruit and spice.

Very nice smooth tannins. Great balance of fruit and spice.

1 person found it helpfulJun 20th, 2015
JohnQ Boxler

Sales Berkeley Wine Company

9.6

Faconnières. Dark ruby nose. Black and red fruits on nose. Blackberry, red plum, underbrush, grilled meat. Great concentrated wild cherry, blackberry, herbs, mineral, salt on long palate. Ripeness framed by bright savory acid and ripe tannins. Plenty of stuffing for long haul, and great poise to insure elegant maturity. This is damn good. Re-buy.

Faconnières. Dark ruby nose. Black and red fruits on nose. Blackberry, red plum, underbrush, grilled meat. Great concentrated wild cherry, blackberry, herbs, mineral, salt on long palate. Ripeness framed by bright savory acid and ripe tannins. Plenty of stuffing for long haul, and great poise to insure elegant maturity. This is damn good. Re-buy.

1 person found it helpfulApr 1st, 2015
Scott C

Founder / Co-director SR Wine imports

9.6

Beautiful nose , perfumed in a femine style . Very good

Beautiful nose , perfumed in a femine style . Very good

1 person found it helpfulJan 13th, 2015
Ross Cobb

Owner/Winemaker Cobb Wines, Winemaker Hirsch Vineyards, Claypool Cellars, Banshee Wines

8.8

A bit disappointing. Ripe and cherry cream pie

A bit disappointing. Ripe and cherry cream pie

1 person found it helpfulDec 16th, 2014
Ryan Foss

Pretty good - needs a little more concentration and complexity to make it great. Probably not a Rebuy

Pretty good - needs a little more concentration and complexity to make it great. Probably not a Rebuy

Jun 6th, 2015
Ted Kizor

Pretty nice!

Pretty nice!

Mar 5th, 2015