2011 Domaine Faiveley Echezeaux Grand Cru MAGNUMS
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale: $279.94 (was: $399)
Domaine Faiveley is “one of the greatest sources of quality wine in the whole of Burgundy” (Clive Coates MW), and magnums of their best crus are a rare treat. The Echezeaux is one of their top wines, and we are currently the only online source for these large format collectibles from the 2011 vintage.
This was undeniably a grand cru vintage where the top terroirs’ superiority was never in doubt. That fusion of depth and richness from a cru like Echezeaux, with the freshness and structure of the vintage, makes it a year to load up the cellar on as these are both elegant and long-lived. This is ounce for ounce one of lowest prices for the Faiveley Echezeaux in the U.S., and for the two decades of drinking pleasure the magnum will provide, it is absolutely worth stashing a couple away for an important occasion down the line.
Francois Favieley and his son Erwan have been making world-class Burgundy for years with vines in top crus like Musigny, Chambertin, Corton, and Echezeaux. Year-in and year-out they have succeeded in drawing out the transcendent terroir-specific characteristics that make Burgundy enthusiasts go wild. With its solid mid-weight structure but modest alcohol levels, 2011 is a superb vintage for an experienced producer with great vineyards. The 2011 Echezeaux has terrific acidity and “dense but fine” tannins that combined with the larger format, will ensure a long, graceful evolution. Cheers!