Producer: Domaine Faiveley Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Pinot Noir Origin:France Region:Burgundy Appellation: Cote de Nuits
92(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2014
Good medium red. Redcurrant and smoky oak on the nose, with darker fruits and flowers emerging with air. A sweet, lightly saline midweight, with intense berry, mint and mineral flavors showing lovely inner-mouth lift. Finishes classically dry and still a bit youthfully clenched, with a sound acid/tannin backbone to support aging.
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