Vinous – 91-93
Good deep red. Wild black cherry, licorice, crushed herbs, earth and a smoky nuance on the nose. Sweet on entry, then cool and medicinal in the mid-palate, with black cherry and licorice flavors dominating. Faiveley will bottle this very backward wine considerably later than the Echézeaux, probably in June, notes Hervet. Finishes quite tight, with a serious tannic spine calling for extended cellaring.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2038
Robert Parker – 86
Tasted blind at Fine & Rare Wines’ Clos Vougeot tasting, the 2013 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru from Faiveley has a little flatness on the nose compared to others, not quite as complex, slightly mulch-like with a light herbaceous seam. The palate is medium-bodied with a slight hardness on the entry. This lacks a little momentum and tension, what you might call a “static” Clos Vougeot that feels chewy on the finish. I’ve tasted much better wines from Faiveley in recent vintages.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2023