Domaine Faiveley, Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru, Burgundy, France 2011
"This is sophisticated and intellectual – a great Mazis-Chambertin." robertparker.com
|Grape Blend||Pinot Noir 100%|
Domaine Faiveley's 2011 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru was purchased in its original case.
Domaine Faiveley was established in 1825 by Pierre Faiveley who was born in Nuits and a cobbler by trade. Today this great Burgundian estate is owned and managed by brother and sister Erwan and Eve Faiveley, who represent the seventh generation of Faiveley's to manage the domaine.
The climat of Mazis-Chambertin is named after the small houses (known as Mazis) that used to be situated on this parcel of vineyards; the most northern of the Gevrey-Chambertin Grands Crus. To be exact, Faiveley's parcel lies in the 'Mazis Haut' (the upper Mazis), which is renowned for its seductive, lively, deep Pinot Noirs. Grapes for the 2011 vintage were picked and sorted by hand to ensure quality, and the wine was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels to gain complexity and structure.
"The Mazis-Chambertin 2011 from Faiveley has an exquisite bouquet that is initially understated, but opens with little encouragement to offer brambly red fruit, wild strawberry and red cherries, light mineral notes in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with sensual, lithe and ripe tannins, well-judged acidity and quite a dense, sour cherry finish that is very long in the mouth. This is sophisticated and intellectual – a great Mazis-Chambertin." robertparker.com
"Knockout perfume combines cherry, lavender, sandalwood, pepper and earth, plus a whiff of game. Silky on entry, then firm in the middle, with plenty of solid tannins to give support to the strawberry and floral flavors. Quite dry and classic, finishing with dusty tannins, a touch of smoky, spicy oak and lovely lingering perfume. Will ultimately merit an even higher score if time in bottle brings more texture." Stephen Tanzer