This Pinot Noir comes from Domaine Faiveley, one of the most significant Domaines in the rarefied region Burgundy. As one of the most accessible Premier Cru Burgundies on the market, it is extraordinary value for a wine of this quality. This is the perfect entry point for Premier Cru Burgundy.
Deep black plums on the nose with some spices and licorice. Serious concentration for this appellation. There is a nice freshness lifting the firm body and giving the long, spice and licorice finish a light touch. If you can't afford a top Côte de Nuits wine, this is a very good alternative. Drink or hold.
91 points, jamessuckling.com, February 2018.
Bright, dark ruby-red. Lively scents of black cherry, licorice and flowers. Round and sweet but penetrating in the mouth; less showy than the Framboisière but more firmly structured. This juicy midweight offers a solid core of dark cherry and licorice flavour and finishes with rising floral length and a distinctly dark cast.
Vinous, January 2018.
The aromas in this red evoke graphite and vegetal elements, while the flavors deliver pure cherry and raspberry fruit. These all converge on the lengthy finish, where a burr of tannins resides.
90 points, Wine Spectator (May 2019)
Mid crimson. Darker and sweeter than the Framboisière – lots of ripe cherry fruit. Firmer texture too, deeper and less juicy. Drink 2019-2024.
jancisrobinson.com, November 2017.
The 2016 Mercurey 1er Cru Clos des Myglands is showing well, exhibiting pretty aromas of cherries, raspberries and spices, followed by a medium-bodied, supple and succulent palate with a charming, open-knit profile and a moderately intense finish. It's a fine Mercurey, though the qualitative leap between this and the redder-fruited Framboisière is less pronounced than it sometimes is.
90 points, Wine Advocate (February 2019)