An Extract From The 2012 Burgundy Special Report – by Tim Atkin MW – £12
Domaine Joseph Faiveley was founded in 1825 and is one of the largest domaines in Burgundy and today the seventh generation of the family, Erwan Faiveley runs the domaine.
With 120 hectares of prime vineyards, spread out over 15 villages from the Côtes de Nuits to the Côte Chalonnaise. Typically, more than 80 percent of the wines produced by Faiveley come from the estate vineyards, while the rest is sourced from quality growers with long-term relationships. Faiveley’s 2012’s were vinified with a percentage of whole clusters but most of the fruit was destemmed.

http://www.timatkin.com/reports/2012-burgundy-special-report
An Extract From The 2012 Burgundy Special Report – by Tim Atkin MW – £12
“Very happy with the quality, less so with the quantity.” Eric Rousseau’s description of the 2012 Burgundy vintage is succinct and largely correct. This was one of the smallest vintages on record, especially in the Côte de Beaune, but the top wines are very special indeed and are right up there with the best of 2005, 2009 and 2010.”

Domaine Joseph Faiveley 2012 Premier Crus

Domaine Faiveley, Gevrey-Chambertin PC Clos des Issarts
(half of these vines are 40 years old) – “A monopole situated close to Mazis-Chambertin and Les Ruchottes, this 0.5-hectare vineyard is planted north-south (rare in these parts). It’s fine, fresh and sweet, but with an undertow of tannin and considerable depth of flavour. With neighbours like those, it’s hardly surprising. Fresh and very long.” 2016-26
Rated 96 Points

Domaine Faiveley, Gevrey-Chambertin PC Cazetiers
(just 50% of a normal crop in 2012) – “Every bit as good as the release from Armand Rousseau (and that’s high praise from me), this is the best value wine at Faiveley, according to Erwan Faiveley. It’s a winning combination of sweet, refined fruit, nuanced tannins, subtle oak and haunting, cool climate perfume with a finish that lingers on the tongue.” 2016-2025
Rated 95 points

Domaine Faiveley, Gevrey-Chambertin PC La Combe aux Moines
“Colder than Les Cazetiers, which is not the warmest site in Gevrey itself, this is one of the last vineyards to be picked by the Faiveley team. It’s fresh and even slightly reticent, with some notes of tangerine, red fruits and cool, pomegranate-like acidity. Gevrey in its most elegant form.” 2016-2025
Rated 95 Points

Joseph Faiveley, Chambolle Musigny PC Les Charmes
(from purchased fruit) – “One of the few top wines at Faiveley that doesn’t come from the company’s own mouth-watering line up of vineyards, this is strikingly aromatic with notes of watermelon and red berries. The palate is fine, even charming, with exotic fruit sweetness, silky tannins and a long, satisfying finish.” 2016-2026
Rated 96 Points

Joseph Faiveley, Chambolle Musigny PC Les Amoureuses – Not Available
(from purchased fruit; just two barrels of this juice; the fruit was destemmed by hand but not crushed) – “Made with 100% whole bunches in 2012, this is a concentrated Les Amoureuses that was a little backward and reduced in barrel. It’s quite tannic for a Chambolle, too, but the fruit beneath the carapace is sweet, plush and scented, with raspberry and redcurrant flavours combining winningly on the palate.” 2018-2028
Rated 94 points

Domaine Faiveley, Chambolle-Musigny PC Les Fuées
“From a very small parcel that touches Bonnes Mares (not a bad neighbour to have) this is was made without whole bunches in 2012, this is a Chambolle with more texture and weight than some. It’s still perfumed, all wild strawberries and raspberry sweetness, with good freshness and zip and a complex, nuanced finish.” 2016-2025
Rated 96 Points

Joseph Faiveley, Chambolle Musigny PC Les Beaux Bruns
(from purchased fruit) – “Made for the first time in 2011, this is a beautifully delineated Chambolle from one of its less well-known Premiers Crus. It’s the kind of wine that’s a textbook example of what the village produces: silky, fine-boned and hauntingly perfumed with supple raspberry and red cherry notes and polished tannins.” 2016 -2025
Rated 96 Points

Domaine Faiveley, Nuits-St-Georges PC Les Damodes
“So close to Vosne-Romanée that it borders Les Malconsorts, this is a wine that almost belongs in Vosne rather than Nuits, at least stylistically. Made with 10% whole bunches for the first time in 2012, it has a little bit of Nuits wildness and slightly firmer tannins than most Vosne. Densely coloured and quite oaky right now, it needs time.” 2016-2025
Rated 94 Points

Domaine Faiveley, Nuits-St-Georges PC Les St Georges
“In their hometown, the team at Domaine Faiveley has done justice to this, the best of the Nuits Premiers Crus. This is quite oak, but there’s a lot of wine to emerge once that has settle down. Balanced, refined and very mineral, with limestone sap and freshness and sweet berry fruit supported by medium-weight tannins.” 2018-2028
Rated 95 Points

Domaine Joseph Faiveley 2012 Grands Crus

Domaine Faiveley, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze GC
“Faiveley has three parcels in Chambertin-Clos de Bèze, two of which go into this wine and one of which is bottled separately as Les Ouvrées Rodin. They are both exceptional wines. This the lighter of the pair, but it’s still a dense wine: very pure and focused with fine tannins, sensitive use of oak, velvety fruit sweetness and a taut finish.” 2018-2030
Rated 98 Points

Domaine Faiveley, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze, Les Ouvrées Rodin GC – Not Available
(this special cuvee is made from the southernmost of Faiveley’s three parcels in Clos de Beze; five barrels, three of them new; 1,500 bottles produced) - “This parcel has been made and bottled separately since 2009 and runs to all of four barrels in 2012. It’s similar in style to the “regular” release but has a little more of everything: more perfume, more fruit, more structure, more finesse and more complexity. It’s one of the wines of this or any other vintage in Burgundy, a subtle, aromatic Pinot Noir that’s almost a work of fine art.” 2018-2032
Rated 100 Points

Domaine Faiveley, Mazis-Chambertin GC
“Richer and rounder than the Latricières from the same stable, this is also easier to appreciate young. The oak is scented and well integrated, complementing the rose petal and violet aromas. The palate has quite serious tannins but these will soften over the next five to ten years. Another deliciously appetising red.” 2018-2028 Rated 96 Points

Domaine Faiveley, Corton GC Clos des Cortons
“Typically of Corton, this is quite tannic in current, youthful state. It’s also quit marked by new oak. But this monopole vineyard wine has a lot of potential, with fresh acidity, firm, focused fruit flavours, good length and a note of dried herbs. Very true to its terroir, and comparatively reasonably priced, too.” 2018-2028
Rated 95 Points

Domaine Faiveley, Latricières-Chambertin GC
“In a year that has seen some very impressive wines from Domaine Faiveley, this is one of the finest reds in its portfolio. It’s still quite tight, but it’s sweet and concentrated and hauntingly refined, with sap and focus, some Asian spices, subtle oak and a chalky, refreshing, pomegranate-like finish.” 2018-2028
Rated 98 Points

Domaine Faiveley , Clos de Vougeot GC
“Made with fruit from three parcels within the Clos, two of them in the wetter soils near the route nationale, this gives the lie to the line that the best wines only come from the upper slopes. This is aromatic and fine, with the weight and focus you expect from a top Clos de Vougeot, good freshness and red fruits’ succulence.” 2017-2026
Rated 97 points

Domaine Faiveley, Echézeaux GC
(from a warm southern exposure in the lieu-dit En Orveau: aging in two-thirds new oak) – “So close to the Combe d’Orveaux that it’s almost in Chambolle-Musigny, this is a lighter style of Echézeaux with the charm and sweetness of its neighbouring village. Perfumed, focused and refined, it’s fresh and long with appealing red fruits’ sweetness and bright, sappy acidity. Not profound, but very drinkable.” 2016-2022
Rated 96 Points

2012 Domaine Faiveley, Musigny GC – Not Available
(there’s just a single 150-liter Francois Freres barrel of this juice; vinified with “semi-whole clusters,” according to Hervet; 13% natural alcohol) - “Good full red. Extravagantly complex, very ripe nose offers exotic cherry and raspberry liqueur, mocha, orange zest, blood orange and sweet oak scents. Almost painfully dense and concentrated, with an impression of sappiness that transcends pinot noir. Thick as a solid but with incredible energy. With its slowly building, utterly palate-staining length, this wine seemed thicker in my mouth after I swallowed it. Hervet expected to bottle this wine before Christmas while waiting three or four months for most of the other grand crus.”
Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar – Rated 96-99 Points
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