Wine Spectator 94
"A seductive style, with sweet spice, sandalwood, floral and cherry aromas and flavors allied to a silky texture. It's all beautifully balanced and ends with refined, integrated tannins for focus. Excellent length and freshness. Best from 2014 through 2030." ~B.S.
"A wonderfully complex and densely fruited nose features layered aromas of red, blue and black fruits, ample amounts of stone, and earthy nuances. These very serious flavors are blessed with a strikingly long finish" ~A.M.
Stephen Tanzer 90
"Medium red. Complex, loamy aromas of strawberry, plum, dried rose and smoky underbrush, with hints of chocolate and game: this could only be from Burgundy. Suave and silky in the mouth, but showing a more evolved character than most of the other Cote de Nuits 2009s at this address, with earth, spice and game flavors complemented by smoky minerality. Finishes slightly edgy, with dusty tannins and moderate lift. Is this vibrant enough now to reward aging?"
Jancis Robinson 17/20
"Light nose. Lots of texture. Serious stuff. Lots of chew on."
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In 1825, Pierre Faiveley founded the firm that now bears the name Domaine Faiveley. At that time, the firm was a classic négociant, buying and selling wine. But from generation to generation, with a strong commitment to the quality of Burgundy's patrimony, the Faiveley family has purchased vineyards and is today among the largest owners of classified vineyards in the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise. On October 15, 2013, in a surprise announcement, Domaine Faiveley reported it had acquired 20 hectares of vines previously owned by Domaine Dupont-Tisserandot, which is based in Gevrey-Chambertin. All together, the firm now presently owns 123 hectares of vineyards among which 12 hectares are grands crus and 27, premiers crus.
The objective of the family today, led by Erwan Faiveley, is to increase the firm's holdings of great vineyards so that there can be complete control from vine to bottle across the entire range of wines. Along with this focus, Erwan Faiveley and General Manager Bernard Hervet have renovated the cellars, which now boast state-of-the-art barrel presses, custom-designed wooden vats and among the finest, air-cured oak casks available in the world.
Unlike many wine growers, Domaine Faiveley has united the management of its vineyards and its cellar under the direction of one technical director, Jerome Flous. The result is seamless integration of the wines. Domaine Faiveley wines are widely recognized for being among the finest produced in Burgundy and Domaine Faiveley among the finest wine producers in the world.