1999 clos des cortons faiveley

Update 30.10.2007(28.10.2007)billn

clos des cortons faiveley

The first from a six-pack, opened one hour before pouring:
1999 Faiveley, Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveleytry to find this wine...
Medium-plus ruby-red. Faint higher tones over mineral coated pure red cherry that plums a good depth if not much width – give it another hour and there’s a lovely piercing red note. In the mouth it starts narrow, slowly widening as it heads for the mid-palate. The acidity is forward and more than just a little tart but the tannins are well hidden. Everything remains tight going into the finish but I have to say there is a sneaky extra dimension of creamy flavour that expands further in the finish – certainly the most compelling part. Time gives a little more fat and interestingly a little more astringency to ‘balance’. Okay now, but I won’t open another in the next 5 years…
Rebuy – Maybe

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There are 2 responses to “1999 clos des cortons faiveley”

  1. ed28th October 2007 at 5:58 pmPermalinkReply

    I’m no fan of fatty, over-extracted, new worldish burgundy but these Faiveley wines always remain too lean. Yes there is a piercing red note but one would like something to counter.

  2. bill nanson29th October 2007 at 11:15 amPermalinkReply

    Hi Ed,
    I’ve had good experiences with this cuvée – but always from 10 years-on – in a vintage like 1999 this is clearly not enough. I’ve enough bottles though to take this ‘hit’ and I think it’s a good data point for the future. Clearly though, this is far from a work of art in its current sullen state

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