2020 Domaine Faiveley Charmes Chambertin

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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DC 95
DC 95

Decanter, October 2021

Lush, forward black cherry fruit and hints of rose petals. On the palate, there is a sucrosity typical of Charmes and less alcohol than in 2019. Despite its approachable nature, this is not lacking in structure and should...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Appellation Gevrey Chambertin
Sub-appellation Charmes Chambertin
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Domaine Faiveley Charmes Chambertin is a captivating red wine hailing from the prestigious Burgundy region in France. Crafted from the Pinot Noir varietal, this wine embodies the essence of elegance and sophistication that Burgundy wines are renowned for.

In the glass, this wine showcases a deep, ruby red color that shimmers with brilliance. It exudes a sense of allure and allure from the very first glance. The nose is greeted with an enticing bouquet of lush, forward black cherry fruit, intermingled with delicate hints of rose petals. This aromatic symphony creates an enchanting experience that tantalizes the senses.

Upon tasting, the 2020 Domaine Faiveley Charmes Chambertin reveals its true character. The succulent black cherry fruit takes center stage, enveloping the palate with its opulent flavors. There is a delightful sucrosity that is typical of Charmes, adding a layer of complexity and depth. Unlike its counterpart from 2019, this vintage boasts a lower alcohol content, allowing the true essence of the wine to shine through.

Despite its approachable nature, this wine possesses a firm structure that promises longevity. It has been expertly crafted from purchased fruit that Domaine Faiveley farms and picks itself. The grapes are sourced from a prized parcel of 0.81 hectares of old vines in the original Charmes section, situated just beneath Chambertin. The wine undergoes fermentation with a significant percentage of whole clusters, enhancing its complexity and adding subtle nuances to the final product.

This exceptional wine has been given a well-deserved score of 95 by the esteemed publication, Decanter. Their tasting note highlights the wine's approachability and predicts its ability to age gracefully. Decanter recommends enjoying this wine between 2025 and 2040, allowing it to evolve and reveal its full potential over time.

The 2020 Domaine Faiveley Charmes Chambertin is a true masterpiece that showcases the artistry and expertise of the renowned producer. With its alluring aromas, succulent flavors, and promising aging potential, this wine is a must-try for any wine enthusiast seeking a remarkable Burgundy experience.