Faiveley Corton Clos Des Cortons 2016 (1.5L)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
95-98 VM / 96-97 WH / 17+ JR
Bright ruby. Fruit-driven aromas of crushed black cherry and dark raspberry convey outstanding pungent lift. Incredibly concentrated, sappy and primary, conveying outstanding juicy purity and compelling thickness to its dark fruit and violet flavors. At once hugely powerful and utterly seamless, this wine finishes with great spicy length and lift. A real essence of Burgundy--and likely to evolve gracefully for 25 years or more.
The Corton Clos des Corton made from a large plot at the top of the Corton hill is a quite exceptional wine – and by some margin the best red Corton I have tasted. The bouquet is crammed with sweet red and dark fruit – detailed, refined and complex – with a airy and zen like beauty. On the palate intense, harmonious, deep and long – an effortless display of concentration and balance. The mid-palate fruit is both sweet, generous and juicy – effortless display of energy in a vibrant and long finish. I do feel that this wine deserves it – so an extraordinary Corton in the making. Perhaps I’m too generous – but was quite stunned to taste this beauty. Steen Ohman - Winehog
Cask sample. Mid crimson. Dark, almost savoury fruit, hidden but inviting. Firm, dry, chewy and all so harmonious even now. Long and embryonic. (JH) Julia Harding MW - Jancis Robinson