Domaine Faiveley Corton Clos des Cortons Faively 2014
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune|
This is pure, featuring cherry, berry, floral and spice aromas and flavors married to a vivid structure. Firms up nicely as the fruit and supporting matrix build to a long finish. Best from 2020 through 2033.
A flagship of the Faiveley range, this is a structured wine with great acidity and beautiful perfumes. The wine is dense, already balanced with the red fruits shining through the tannins. It will develop slowly and will not be ready to drink before 2023.
Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, Faiveley's 2014 Corton Clos des Cortons felt a little simplistic on the nose compared to its peers. Tightly wound cranberry and strawberry fruit, but there is not much in the way of mineralité. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, simple red berry fruit laced with dried orange peel and sage, leading to a satisfactory rather than extraordinary finish. Tasted September 2017.