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 is always beautiful with dried strawberries, flowers and hints of rosebush. Medium-to full-bodied with a round yet poignant tannin background and fresh acidity. Lively Mercurey.
93 points, JamesSuckling.com (May 2020)
Faiveley's exemplary Mercurey Premier Cru comes from a substantial six-hectare parcel that faces east on a very gentle slope. Just a little more concentrated than its La Framboisière cuvée - which is also worth buying - this is rich, sunny and full of red berry and bramble fruit with good underlying zip, fine tannins and suave 30% new wood.
92 points, Decanter (October 2019)
A mild touch of reduction blurs the detail but the fruit is clearly ripe. Otherwise there is a highly seductive mouthfeel to the solidly concentrated middle weight flavors that possess even better depth on the more structured and slightly rustic finale. This is blessed with plenty of dry extract and is very promising for improving over the mid-term. Recommended for value.
(89-91) points + Outstanding Top Value, Burghound (January 2020)
The 2018 Mercurey 1er Cru Clos des Myglands is one of the most charming, immediate wines in the range this year, delivering notes of dark berries, red plums, baking chocolate and spices. Medium to full-bodied, supple and expansive, it's open and velvety, with lively acids and a nicely defined finish.
91 points, Wine Advocate (June 2020)
Opens a bit toasty and charry, but under that there’s plenty of dark cherry, spice and dried roses. It’s medium-bodied, quite dense in flavour and texture, slightly rugged and earthy tannin, baking spices and a juicy strawberry tang to its acidity. Finishes firm and dry, with pretty solid length. It’s a little coiled and introverted at the moment, but has excellent potential once it stretches its legs.
93 points, The Wine Front (August 2020)