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2011 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin La Combe aux Moines
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89-92 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2013

Bright medium red.  Lively aromas of redcurrant, red cherry and pepper, plus a whiff of game.  Shows strong graphite and pepper notes in the mouth, but the wine's fruit is currently suppressed by sulfur.  Finishes saline, dense and chewy, with more obvious tannins than the Chambolle cuvees.  This needs the sweetening influence of a racking.

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