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Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons 2018

Pinot Noir from Aloxe-Corton, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France
JS 96
JM 94-96
FWR 94-96
WH 94-95
AM 93-95
TA 93
13.5% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 335832

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$219.95
750ml
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96 points James Suckling: "Wow. This is a solid Corton with ripe strawberries, plums, bark and porcini. Full-bodied with tight, fine tannins, focused depth of fruit and excellent length. Quite muscular for the vintage. Better after 2023. (8/17/20)"

94-96 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Monopole. Glowing mid purple. Rich, intense black-purple. The bouquet is as saturated as the colour. Beautifully heady yet seems perfectly poised. The new oak adds a sheen which the wealth of fruit can support. Something of everything on the nose here, even a faint green streak. Very fresh style which is typical of their vineyard. Lots of energy. Note this is tasted after the riper and more luscious Côte de Nuits wines. Tasted: November 2019."

94-96 points Fine Wine Review: "Dark fruits, density of texture, richness, good complexity. Long, harmonious. Very good aging potential because of balance. (11/25/19)"

94-95 points Steen Öhman (Winehog): "The Corton des Cortons is made from a large plot at the top of the Corton hill. This is like many other Cortons in 2018, showing a refined side. It is not monumental like the 2015, or as complex as the 2016, but it’s nevertheless showing fine energy and vivid fruit. It is quite openly knit currently with sweet, ripe fruit. But as in other vintages, it will need time. Drink from 2036. (11/14/19)"

93-95 points and 'Don't miss!' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "Moderate wood and menthol influences frame the intensely earthy and gamy aromas of both red and dark currant. There is excellent energy to the stony medium weight plus flavors that are at once succulent yet powerful where the latter carries over to the serious, firmly structured and mildly warm finish that goes on and on. This somewhat rustic effort is very Corton in basic character and a wine that's going to require patience. Drink: 2040+. (Jan 2020)"

93 points Tim Atkin, MW (Jan 2020).
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96 points James Suckling: "Wow. This is a solid Corton with ripe strawberries, plums, bark and porcini. Full-bodied with tight, fine tannins, focused depth of fruit and excellent length. Quite muscular for the vintage. Better after 2023. (8/17/20)"

94-96 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Monopole. Glowing mid purple. Rich, intense black-purple. The bouquet is as saturated as the colour. Beautifully heady yet seems perfectly poised. The new oak adds a sheen which the wealth of fruit can support. Something of everything on the nose here, even a faint green streak. Very fresh style which is typical of their vineyard. Lots of energy. Note this is tasted after the riper and more luscious Côte de Nuits wines. Tasted: November 2019."

94-96 points Fine Wine Review: "Dark fruits, density of texture, richness, good complexity. Long, harmonious. Very good aging potential because of balance. (11/25/19)"

94-95 points Steen Öhman (Winehog): "The Corton des Cortons is made from a large plot at the top of the Corton hill. This is like many other Cortons in 2018, showing a refined side. It is not monumental like the 2015, or as complex as the 2016, but it’s nevertheless showing fine energy and vivid fruit. It is quite openly knit currently with sweet, ripe fruit. But as in other vintages, it will need time. Drink from 2036. (11/14/19)"

93-95 points and 'Don't miss!' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "Moderate wood and menthol influences frame the intensely earthy and gamy aromas of both red and dark currant. There is excellent energy to the stony medium weight plus flavors that are at once succulent yet powerful where the latter carries over to the serious, firmly structured and mildly warm finish that goes on and on. This somewhat rustic effort is very Corton in basic character and a wine that's going to require patience. Drink: 2040+. (Jan 2020)"

93 points Tim Atkin, MW (Jan 2020).
Product SKU 335832
Producer Faiveley
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côtes de Beaune
Appellation Aloxe-Corton
Varietal Pinot Noir
Designation Grand Cru|Monopole
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
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