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1999 clos des cortons faiveley

clos des cortons faiveley

The first from a six-pack, opened one hour before pouring:
1999 Faiveley, Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley try 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

2 responses to “1999 clos des cortons faiveley”

  1. ed

    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.

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