Faiveley Nuits-St-Georges 1er cru Les Saint Georges 2020

Pinot Noir from Nuits-St.-Georges, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
DE 95
JM 93-95
V 93-95
TA 94
WA 92-94
AM 92-94
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Item # 345827

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$179.95

750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Sept 2023) 2 Available
 
95 points Charles Curtis, MW (Decanter): "Faiveley has a small parcel in Les St-Georges that it supplements with purchased fruit that it both farms and picks. Faiveley finds the terroir to be a 'hot place, always very ripe', although in 2020 it kept the alcohol to 13.5%. The wine has a cassis and black plum fruit, with elements of earth and fresh saddle leather. With its appealingly dark fruit, it strikes me as typical of Nuits, an impression reinforced by the rich tannic structure. A lovely wine. (Drink between 2025-2040. (Nov 2021)"

93-95 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Half of the fruit is from the domaine, and half is a regular contract. Rich even purple, with a supple, hedonistic, joyous raspberry fruit and some ripe cherry notes. Firmer tannins behind and the typical acidity of the vintage, but so much fruit to cover the bone structure. (Nov 2021)"

93-95 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2020 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Saint-Georges 1er Cru, a mixture of owned and contracted fruit, has a very floral bouquet with raspberry, wild strawberry and a touch of violet, building nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine delineation, fine energy and poise, slightly chalky in texture with satisfying salinity on the finish. This has a lot of potential. Excellent. Drink: 2026-2050. (Dec 2021)"

94 points Christy Canterbury, MW (TimAtkin.com): "This exudes mineral tones and crushed limestone along with loads of black stone fruits and bramble. There is an underlying forest floor element, too. Fine, short-grained tannins blend with good acidic verve to frame this generously fruit-driven wine. This a Nuits-St-Georges through and through. 2024-33. (2022)"

92-94 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Offering up aromas of dark berries, red plums, sweet spices and a deft framing of new oak, the 2020 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Saint-Georges is medium to full-bodied, layered and complete, with a deep core of fruit, bright acids and powdery structuring tannins. This is a seamless, elegant wine that shows considerable promise. (Jan 2022)"

92-94 points/'Sweet spot/Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "This is aromatically actually quite similar to the Cazetiers if perhaps just a bit fresher still. The sleeker if slightly less concentrated and powerful flavors also brim with minerality and dry extract that does a fine job of buffering the tautly muscular, more austere and more structured finale. This too is most impressive. Drink: 2035+. (Jan 2022)"

Bill Nanson (Burgundy Report): "More height and depth to this very silky aroma – it makes a strong, impressive, impression. Mouth-filling again – lovely structure, slightly drying tannin but with no visible grain. The oak is almost gone. Slowly fading – classy, excellent, wine… (Jan 2022)"
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95 points Charles Curtis, MW (Decanter): "Faiveley has a small parcel in Les St-Georges that it supplements with purchased fruit that it both farms and picks. Faiveley finds the terroir to be a 'hot place, always very ripe', although in 2020 it kept the alcohol to 13.5%. The wine has a cassis and black plum fruit, with elements of earth and fresh saddle leather. With its appealingly dark fruit, it strikes me as typical of Nuits, an impression reinforced by the rich tannic structure. A lovely wine. (Drink between 2025-2040. (Nov 2021)"

93-95 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Half of the fruit is from the domaine, and half is a regular contract. Rich even purple, with a supple, hedonistic, joyous raspberry fruit and some ripe cherry notes. Firmer tannins behind and the typical acidity of the vintage, but so much fruit to cover the bone structure. (Nov 2021)"

93-95 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2020 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Saint-Georges 1er Cru, a mixture of owned and contracted fruit, has a very floral bouquet with raspberry, wild strawberry and a touch of violet, building nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine delineation, fine energy and poise, slightly chalky in texture with satisfying salinity on the finish. This has a lot of potential. Excellent. Drink: 2026-2050. (Dec 2021)"

94 points Christy Canterbury, MW (TimAtkin.com): "This exudes mineral tones and crushed limestone along with loads of black stone fruits and bramble. There is an underlying forest floor element, too. Fine, short-grained tannins blend with good acidic verve to frame this generously fruit-driven wine. This a Nuits-St-Georges through and through. 2024-33. (2022)"

92-94 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Offering up aromas of dark berries, red plums, sweet spices and a deft framing of new oak, the 2020 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Saint-Georges is medium to full-bodied, layered and complete, with a deep core of fruit, bright acids and powdery structuring tannins. This is a seamless, elegant wine that shows considerable promise. (Jan 2022)"

92-94 points/'Sweet spot/Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "This is aromatically actually quite similar to the Cazetiers if perhaps just a bit fresher still. The sleeker if slightly less concentrated and powerful flavors also brim with minerality and dry extract that does a fine job of buffering the tautly muscular, more austere and more structured finale. This too is most impressive. Drink: 2035+. (Jan 2022)"

Bill Nanson (Burgundy Report): "More height and depth to this very silky aroma – it makes a strong, impressive, impression. Mouth-filling again – lovely structure, slightly drying tannin but with no visible grain. The oak is almost gone. Slowly fading – classy, excellent, wine… (Jan 2022)"
Product SKU 345827
Producer Faiveley
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côte de Nuits
Appellation Nuits-St.-Georges
Varietal Pinot Noir
Designation Premier Cru
Vintage 2020
Size 750ml
Color Red
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