Clos de Vougeot Grand cru  2016


Clos de Vougeot Grand cru

Product code
3 x 750ml
Listing type
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Côte de Nuits
Clos de Vougeot
Grand cru
Pinot Noir 100 %
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About this winery

Founded in 1825, Domaine Faiveley is one of Burgundy's greatest domaines. Originally the company was a classic negotiant business, based in Nuits St. Georges and engaged in the buying and selling of wine but not the production of it. After seven generations of steadily acquiring properties throughout the Cotes de Nuits, the Cotes de Beaune, Cotes Chalonnaise and now Chablis, the Faiveley family have established themselves as the most important vineyard owners in Burgundy, with 120 hectares of...

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Winemaking notes

The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. The wines were punched down daily in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas from the skin of the grapes. After a 19 day vatting period, the alcoholic fermentation was vcompleted. The free-run wine is run off using a gravity system whilst the marc was pressed slowly and gently in order to extract an exceptionally pure press wine. The wines were aged for 16-18 months in French oak barrels (60% new oak and 40% one-wine barrels) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are then left to age in hygrometry-controlled cellars at consistent, natural temperatures.

Tasting notes

Deep ruby red with complex fruity and floral notes (rose, violet) and a subtle hint of oak on the nose. The attack is smooth with powerful tannins. This well-structured and very persistent wine is an honour to the reputation of this exceptional Grand Cru. Serve with duck breast with mushrooms, game, soft cheeses.

Press reviews

Tim Atkin MW

- 94 points -

March 2018

The Faiveleys’ three parcels of Clos de Vougeot - one in the middle and two in the lower part of the Grand Cru - were untouched by the frost in 2016. The result is an impressive, plushly fruited Pinot Noir that combines floral scents with fruit weight, grippy tannins and a savoury finish.

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Wine Spectator

- 94 points -

April 2019

A high-toned mix of floral, wild cherry, currant and mint flavors marks this tightly wound style. This is supported by fine-grained oak and similarly refined tannins, yet has the intensity to match, ending in a long, cascading aftertaste of fruit, spice and chalk.

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Wine Anorak

(92-94) Points

January 2018

Faiveley have three plots here, and this comes from two of them. One-year old Taransaud barrel. Very aromatic cherry and raspberry fruit. Generous but with some grippy tannins. Pretty wine, with taut raspberry fruit and some herbs.

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(92-95) POINTS

January 2018

(blended from 3 separate parcels). Here too the wood treatment isn’t subtle though it doesn’t completely mask the mostly red berry fruit, earth and humus aromas. Once again there is both good volume and mid-palate density to the mouth coating big-bodied flavors that flash a mild touch of rusticity on the impressively long finale. Interestingly, this is a bit less youthfully austere than it usually is and overall, color me impressed.

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