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.
This combines red-berry perfume with some earthy power. Pretty concentrated and complex wine for the appellation, the rather polished tannins giving it nice textural complexity. Long and generous, but cool and slightly salty finish.
92 points, jamessuckling.com (February 2019)
...the 2017 Faiveley Mercurey from the Clos des Myglands vineyard, was a good illustration of the difference between the simpler village wine and a premier cru. The Clos des Myglands was clearly denser and more concentrated, with lush, spicy flavors of red fruit that lingered long after swallowing. It’s young, however, and, though perfumed, it is still tightly coiled, revealing little of its potential. You can enjoy this wine now, but a few more years of aging will soften its grip, allowing it to show complexity that is beyond the capacity of the village wine.
Eric Asimov, 'The Value of Burgundy, Regardless of the Price', The New York Times (May 2019)