2018 Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru, Domaine Faiveley

Tasting Notes

William Kelley, robertparker.com 93-95/100
The 2018 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is another of the portfolio's high-points this year, bursting with aromas of wild berries, orange rind, incense and smoked meats. On the palate, it's full-bodied, fleshy and textural, with old-vine concentration, broad shoulders and a long finish. While this is a muscular, serious Charmes, it's also very elegantly rendered

Julia Harding MW (Jancis Robinson) 17.5/20
Open expressive, very accessible today. This has a lovely silky intensity, not massive density but beautifully judged satin textured. Gloriously integrated tannins and bags of energy. ??Barrel sample. Mid crimson. Less sweet-smelling than the Clos de Vougeot, with plenty of open, dark-red fruit and also a light herbal note, which lifts it and adds freshness. Firm and dry on the palate, dry yet elegant, the fruit filling out the core. Chalk-fine texture. A little constrained at the moment

Vineyard Information

In 2007 Erwan Faiveley took over the reins of the firm from his father Francois and the generational change has had an electrifying effect on the company. Investment has been made across the company in the form of new vineyard holdings, updated winemaking equipment and replacement of tired old barrels with high quality new oak. Over the past 6 years the team have really found their feet and the quality here is striking - this is not wine made to a recipe, there is a proper respect for the character of each appellation and the wines are a joy to drink.

Domaine Faiveley traces its history back to 1823 and through seven generations they have built up an exceptional vineyard portfolio including 50 hectares in Côte de Nuits, 15 in Côte de Beaune and 75 in Côte Chalonnaise. Indeed the latest addition of 20 ha in Gevrey Chambertin was added as recently as October 2013.

From a 2 acre parcel of vines planted in 1925, 1930, 1959, 1999

Colour Red Origin France
Region Burgundy Red ABV 13.00%
Drink From 2022 Drink To 2040
Special occasion, Fine Wine, Wine for the Cellar