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.
Medium red. Aromas of red berries, cherry, licorice and spices accented by pungent peppery herbs. Lovely intensity and perfume to the red berry, menthol and floral flavors. Wonderfully pliant and creamy for young Mercurey, but with the mineral energy and definition and the lightly peppery aspect of the vintage. Crunchy red berry and red cherry fruit flavors offer immediate appeal. An excellent Mercurey wine with fine-grained tannins, a faintly herbal quality and subtle length--and showing very well today.
Vinous (March 2017)
Mid cherry. Smells sweet fruited and gentle. Really lovely soft fruit and tannins, already easily drinkable, with good fruit depth – a little darker fruit than the Framboisière and well structured even though it is so rounded.
jancisrobinson.com (November 2015)
A burst of raspberry and blueberry highlights this lean, sinewy version. Intense, with spice and mineral elements emerging as this plays out on the long aftertaste.
90 points, Wine Spectator (May 2017)