Cellar Centerpiece: Large Format Faiveley 2009 + 2010 Vintage
To date, Faiveley is one of the few burgundy producers that doesn't shy away from bottling large formats, in-fact they totally embrace them. Investing in large format bottles in great vintages is a fantastic way to stretch the value-to-volume ratio. And at Chez Faiveley, the 2009 and 2010 vintages are hardly ones to be overlooked. In the 2009 vintage we found Faiveley's reds to be sexy and ripe with explosive energy, where the 2010 vintage is a more pure and classic style – both however are built for long haul aging.
Faiveley, now in its 7th generation with Erwan Faiveley at the helm, is no longer just know for their iconic reds. With their growth across Burgundy and strategic consultation of Bernard Hervet, (recognized for the restoration of Bouchard), we are seeing Faiveley produce some of the finest wines of this decade, from their origins in Cote de Nuits to new acquisitions in Cote de Beaune, Cote de Chalonaise and Chablis.
With press in the high 90’s across both vintages from Wine Spectator, Burghound and Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, these are some of the most compelling and interesting large formats available.
When we read tasting notes that start off with...
“This red is dense yet opulent, generous and fruity…” (94-97pts WS Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2010)
“Don’t Miss! A classic Mazis nose is distinctly animale with its pungently earthy, gamy and lightly mineral-infused wild red and blue berry aromas that complement perfectly the rich, powerful and remarkably concentrated flavors” (93-95 BH Mazis Chambertin Faiveley 2009)
It’s hard not to get excited!
We have a limited number of these rare cellar centerpieces from Faiveley and they’re looking for new homes. Stow away some Faiveley today and reap the benefits in years to come.