2020 Domaine Faiveley Echezeaux En Orveaux

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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JM 97 DC 96 WS 95 WA 94 VN 94
JM 97

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, November 2021

(94-97 points) 13.5% and some whole bunches to assist the freshness further. Medium crimson purple. There is a grace and elegance to this wine that sits well with Echezeaux and also with my palate. A really exciting...
DC 96

Decanter, November 2021

20% of the grapes are whole-cluster fermented, and the wine has bright blackberry and floral notes on the nose. The cool site imbues the wine with a lovely freshness and firm tannic structure. This will open with a few...
WS 95

Wine Spectator, March 2023

Aromatic and loaded with exotic spices, showing sandalwood, incense, strawberry, cherry and anise aromas and flavors. Simultaneously dense and elegant, with fine harmony and a terrific finish. Just keeps building and...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2022

(WA 92-94 points) The 2020 Echézeaux En Orveaux Grand Cru bursts with aromas of sweet red berries, rose petals, peonies, orange rind, plums and cinnamon. Medium to full-bodied, broad and enveloping, with powdery tannins...
VN 94

Vinous, December 2021

(VN 92-94 points) The 2020 Echézeaux En Orveau Grand Cru (the lieu-dit has been stated on the label since 2018) has a perfumed, quite floral bouquet with dark cherries, wild strawberry and raspberry fruit, the marl...


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

The 2020 Domaine Faiveley Echezeaux En Orveaux is a remarkable Pinot Noir wine from the prestigious Burgundy region in France. With its elegant and refined character, this wine embodies the essence of the Cote de Nuits sub-region and showcases the exceptional quality of the Flagey Echezeaux appellation.

Presented in a deep red hue, this wine captivates the eyes with its vibrant and enticing color. The nose is immediately greeted by a perfumed and quite floral bouquet, revealing alluring aromas of dark cherries, wild strawberries, and raspberries. As the wine breathes, the influence of the marl terroir becomes more apparent, adding complexity and depth to the aromatic profile.

On the palate, the Echezeaux En Orveaux offers a medium-bodied experience that is both crunchy and velvety. The 20% whole bunch fermentation contributes a pleasing peppery note and a burst of energy on the finish. The wine's structure is supported by firm yet finely integrated tannins, showcasing the exceptional craftsmanship of Domaine Faiveley.

Renowned wine critics have praised the 2020 Echezeaux En Orveaux for its outstanding qualities. Vinous awarded it an impressive score of 94 points, noting its potential for aging with style. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also awarded it 94 points, highlighting its broad and enveloping nature, lively acidity, and precise finish. Decanter gave it an exceptional score of 96 points, emphasizing its fresh blackberry and floral notes, firm tannic structure, and aging potential. Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy awarded it an outstanding score of 97 points, praising its grace, elegance, and exciting dancing fruit. Wine Spectator gave it a score of 95 points, describing it as aromatic and loaded with exotic spices, with a dense yet elegant character and a long, kaleidoscopic finish.

With an alcohol content of 13.5%, this wine showcases the perfect balance between fruit concentration, acidity, and alcohol. It is recommended to cellar this wine for a few years to allow it to fully develop its potential, with the best drinking window estimated to be between 2026 and 2043.

The 2020 Domaine Faiveley Echezeaux En Orveaux is a true gem of Burgundy, offering an exceptional sensory experience that will delight the most discerning wine enthusiasts.