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Faiveley Beaune Clos de l`Ecu 2009, 750mL (BH90, ST89) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Faiveley Beaune Clos de l`Ecu

750mL

Vintage: 2009
Region: France--Burgundy--Red
Appellation: Beaune, Cote de Beaune

BH90, ST89
Rated 90 points by the Burghound: `(Note - there are two sub-climats: A l`Ecu and the 2.39 ha Clos de l`Ecu, also seen spelled Clos l`ecu in some reference texts. The Clos de l`Ecu is now a monopole of Domaine Faiveley). An extremely pretty and distinctly fresh nose speaks of red pinot fruit and subtle spice notes that precede the round, soft and quite supple flavors that are very Beaune as there is a distinct fruit component as well as a generous mouth feel. The finish however firms up quickly and I like the sneaky complexity that reveals itself just at the end of the aftertaste. This is not an especially sophisticated wine but it`s lovely all the same`Additional Notes from Allan Meadow`s Burghound: `I met on this visit with Erwan Faiveley`s second in command Bernard Hervet as Faiveley is completing an MBA in New York. He described 2009 as a vintage that is `ripe and warm but without any heaviness. I could smell mocha in the fruit and this only happens in vintages where the seeds attain a high level of ripeness. We began picking the reds on the 7th of September and brought in impeccably clean fruit and quite a bit of it as yields were generous but it`s important to note that they were not ridiculous. The amount of destemming varied considerably, indeed between 0% and 100%. We did a classic vinification of about three weeks and the colors came quickly. We used a bit less new wood and what we did use was with a very light toast. As to the wines, I would compare the 2009 vintage with 1959 or 1964, which is to say other very ripe vintages with large yields. In 2009, the classification hierarchy is well and truly in evidence as each level is clearly better than its precedent. There also isn`t much difference in quality between the two Cotes, which is something that you can`t always say. I have noticed though that 2009 really shines between Corton and Nuits St. Georges as the wines are finer than they typically are. Overall, the most important aspect of the vintage though is that it produced balanced wines and thus they are going to age much better than people presently give them credit for.``


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Faiveley Beaune Clos de l`Ecu

750mL

Vintage: 2009
Region: France--Burgundy--Red
Appellation: Beaune, Cote de Beaune

BH90, ST89
Rated 90 points by the Burghound: `(Note - there are two sub-climats: A l`Ecu and the 2.39 ha Clos de l`Ecu, also seen spelled Clos l`ecu in some reference texts. The Clos de l`Ecu is now a monopole of Domaine Faiveley). An extremely pretty and distinctly fresh nose speaks of red pinot fruit and subtle spice notes that precede the round, soft and quite supple flavors that are very Beaune as there is a distinct fruit component as well as a generous mouth feel. The finish however firms up quickly and I like the sneaky complexity that reveals itself just at the end of the aftertaste. This is not an especially sophisticated wine but it`s lovely all the same`Additional Notes from Allan Meadow`s Burghound: `I met on this visit with Erwan Faiveley`s second in command Bernard Hervet as Faiveley is completing an MBA in New York. He described 2009 as a vintage that is `ripe and warm but without any heaviness. I could smell mocha in the fruit and this only happens in vintages where the seeds attain a high level of ripeness. We began picking the reds on the 7th of September and brought in impeccably clean fruit and quite a bit of it as yields were generous but it`s important to note that they were not ridiculous. The amount of destemming varied considerably, indeed between 0% and 100%. We did a classic vinification of about three weeks and the colors came quickly. We used a bit less new wood and what we did use was with a very light toast. As to the wines, I would compare the 2009 vintage with 1959 or 1964, which is to say other very ripe vintages with large yields. In 2009, the classification hierarchy is well and truly in evidence as each level is clearly better than its precedent. There also isn`t much difference in quality between the two Cotes, which is something that you can`t always say. I have noticed though that 2009 really shines between Corton and Nuits St. Georges as the wines are finer than they typically are. Overall, the most important aspect of the vintage though is that it produced balanced wines and thus they are going to age much better than people presently give them credit for.``


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