Reviews & Scores
Lithe and delineated, this red features pure cherry, raspberry, iron and tobacco flavors. Tightly wound now, but shows excellent balance and length overall. Best from 2024 through 2040.
This is just what you expect from a village-level Gevrey-Chambertin. Generous and quite earthy with full, supple tannins, but also enough acidity to keep the supple, long finish on track. A blend of many different lots from 12 hectares / almost 30 acres of vineyards! Drink now.
Unwinding in the glass with aromas of dark berries, cassis, rich spices and loamy soil, the 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes is medium to full-bodied, layered and fleshy, with an ample core of lively, concentrated fruit and a textural, enveloping profile. This elegant, gourmand wine will offer a broad drinking window. Jérôme Flous told me that Faiveley began picking on September 9, finishing by the 20th, and that yields averaged out at around 35 hectoliters per hectare in white and a little less in red. Comparing the 2019 vintage to "a more concentrated version of 2010," he admires—as I do—its vibrant fruit tones and refined tannins, finding it more elegant than 2018. The quality of the red wines chez Faiveley is old news, and for more information on this firm's evolution I direct readers to my report published in the August 2020 Week 1 issue of The Wine Advocate. It's worth underlining, however, how good the whites are these days: Flous tells me that he now includes fûts from Damy and Chassin in the white wine barrel program, and in the last few vintages, I've found the wines' new oak component better and better integrated.
Assembled from over twenty lieux-dits, with a domaine-owned surface area of over nine hectares in the village-level Gevrey-Chambertin appellation. A proportion was fermented as whole cluster and the wine aged in cask, one quarter new. This is less forward than some, but lovely red and black berry fruit open up on the palate. There is significant density, but also a straight tannic line that carries the wine through to a lovely finish. Drinking Window 2021 - 2039.