2017 Domaine Faiveley Clos de Vougeot

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JS 96 JM 96 BH 94 DC 94 WA 94 WS 94
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, February 2019

Black cherries and plums with an intense, earthy note. Great depth and structure, the power married to cool freshness that gives this great vitality. Enormously long and complex finish. Try to wait until at least 2023.
JM 96

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, November 2018

(93-96 points) From three plots, not the best placed but suited to the drier years such as 2017. Very dense deep colour. This has solid concentrated density of dark red fruit, firm structure behind, a Clos Vougeot that...
BH 94

Burghound, January 2019

(91-94) Here too the wood treatment is less than subtle though on the ripe and fresh earth-inflected aromas of wild red and dark berries, violet and a hint of leather. There is better volume to the rich and well-muscled...
DC 94

Decanter, October 2018

This is a distinctly serious Clos de Vougeot from the Faiveleys, sourced from three parcels in the Clos, two high and one lower, adding up to 1.3ha. It's rich, dense and showing what technical director,Jérôme Flous calls...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2019

The 2017 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru has turned out very well indeed, wafting from the glass with a lovely bouquet of dark wild berries, smoked meats, incense, spices and dark chocolate that's framed by a lavish but nicely...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, March 2020

A sleek red, with well-defined cherry, floral, spice and earth notes aligned to a firm structure. This is reserved for now, with an expanding finish that emphasizes the oak spice and dark fruit elements. Best from 2022...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Appellation Vougeot
Sub-appellation Clos de Vougeot
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2017 Domaine Faiveley Clos de Vougeot is a stunning red wine that embodies the essence of Burgundy. With its deep, garnet color, this wine is visually captivating and promises a sensory experience like no other. Crafted from the Pinot Noir varietal, this wine showcases the true elegance and complexity that this grape is known for.

On the nose, the 2017 Clos de Vougeot reveals an alluring bouquet of dark wild berries, smoked meats, incense, spices, and a subtle hint of dark chocolate. These aromas are beautifully framed by a lavish but harmoniously integrated application of high-quality new oak. It is a captivating and enticing aroma that draws you in.

Upon tasting, this wine truly shines. Full-bodied and velvety, it coats the palate with layers of flavor and a concentrated core that impresses with its depth and complexity. The tannins are melting and seamlessly integrated, adding to the wine's luxurious mouthfeel. The finish is long and sapid, leaving a lasting impression.

Renowned wine critics have praised the 2017 Clos de Vougeot, with Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarding it an impressive score of 94 points. Burghound, Wine Spectator, Decanter, James Suckling, and Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy have also given this wine high scores, further solidifying its status as an exceptional expression of Clos de Vougeot.

With its sleek cherry, floral, spice, and earth notes, this wine displays a firm structure and remarkable balance. While it is enjoyable now, it has the potential to age gracefully for many years to come, with James Suckling recommending waiting until at least 2023 to fully appreciate its greatness.

For lovers of Burgundy wines, the 2017 Domaine Faiveley Clos de Vougeot is a must-try. Its complexity, depth, and elegance make it a standout in Faiveley's red portfolio and a true gem from the Cote de Nuits region. Whether you savor it now or cellar it for later, this wine is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression and satisfy even the most discerning palates.