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FAIVELEY FAIVELEY - Corton-Charlemagne Grand cru  - 2016

FAIVELEY Corton-Charlemagne Grand cru 2016

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95 Points

(not frosted): Pale yellow. Alluring nose combines aromas of citrus fruits, peach, stone and lavender; comes across as riper and more sedate than the Faiveley cuvées from south of Beaune. Plush, sweet, pliant and rather full but not heavy; this has the silkiness and palate feel of a Pinot Noir and the cool density of the Ladoix-Serrigny side of the appellation. Citrus and soil flavors are nicely supported by a firm core of limestone minerality. This terrific expression of terroir finishes with a rising whiplash of flavor.

Stephen Tanzer, September 2018


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