2008 Domaine Faiveley Chambertin-Clos de Beze Grand Cru

Year: 2008
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Vinous Media: 93+
Burghound: 95
Red Wine
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"Medium red. Multidimensional nose offers red fruits, menthol, smoked ham and wild herbs. Silky and tactile but classically dry. This showy, glyceral wine comes across as almost weightless, thanks to a powerful impression of smoky minerality. With aeration this very long and savory wine showed a compelling deep sweetness. But I wouldn't go near a bottle for at least eight years." (IWC)

"This too evidenced a hint of reduction that almost immediately dissipated. Otherwise, a background touch of wood highlights an expressive and impressively nuanced nose of red berry fruit that displays a broad range of spice and earth note. At present, this is really very backward though there is very good richness to the full-bodied and quite serious flavors that possess plenty of mid-palate extract that renders the dense but fine tannins almost invisible on the moderately austere and superbly long finish. This knockout Bèze has the balance and material to effortlessly improve over the next 12 to 15 years." (BH)

Winery Notes:
Domaine Faiveley combines the principles of modern winemaking methods with the time honored traditions that have been practiced for centuries within their 19th century cellars. Each terroir and each vintage, benefits from special attention which makes the cuvées unique. Each bottle therefore becomes the faithful reflection of its terroir.

Terroir: Grand Cru Chambertin Clos de Beze sits mid hillside sharing borders with Chambertin to the south, Mazis-Chambertin to the north and Chapelle Chambertin just downhill. Domaine Faiveley's parcel represents 3.2 acres of the overall 37 acre vineyard. The vineyard has an eastern exposure and soil rich in limestone.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following a short maceration the must undergoes primary fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and wooden vats. The young wines are aged in 70% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 16 to 18 months.

Vines planted in: 1949, 1955, 1966, 1983

Average Production: 100 bottles

"The Chambertin "Clos de Bèze" 2008 is an ample and elegant wine. The nose releases woody, mineral and fruity scents. There is a frank, really pure attack on the palate and a long finish with mocha aromas. This rich, powerful and sophisticated wine has all the qualities necessary to have great ageing potential."