Corton Clos des Cortons 2011 Faiveley
€ 95,59 (incl. Vat)
Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. There is clearly some new oak that needs to be resolved on Faiveley’s Corton Clos de Corton ‘11. The fruit here is darker compared to its peers: black cherries, blackcurrant leaf and a dab of iodine. The palate is medium-bodied and modern in style: supple, juicy ripe red and black fruits and quite structured toward the finish, though it lacks some complexity and charm and comes across as aloof. Give this one or two more years in bottle, because there is clearly good substance here to build upon.
Lean, yet succulent and defined, sporting aromatic floral, cherry, strawberry and spice notes, accented by a touch of briar. The structure is firm and linear, with a tightly wound finish for now. Very elegant, this should come into its own in the next several years.