Lunch with Chris and Joey; Non-Blind (Bin 75): From magnum; deep red color; aromatically it showed rose, red cherry, and not much else; the palate was hard as one would expect from the producer format and vintage, good fruit, solid mid, long black tea finish; very good but the structure held this from being great.
Wow. My first real experience with Faiveley under the Hervet regime and impressive. I have neven been a fan of the earlier ones even with significant age. Deep ruby red and large scaled mineral and pinot driven nose. Palate follows thru with plenty of extract and stuffing leaving a large swath across the palate which is quite enjoyable. Certainly structured and tannic yet smooth and quite long on the finish. I was quite surprised how well this '05 Corton was drinking but it was from a 375ml.
Starts out promising with an initial impression upon opening of a rich, generous nose of cassis and blackberry. Palate upon pop and pour is intensely meaty, beefy, hints of leather. It all falls apart, though, surprisingly, with about 10-15 minutes of air. The nose disappears, and the palate digresses into little more than a taste of some generic wine, alcohol and tannin. Another Burgundy that turns out to be a huge disappointment, nowhere near as nice as the Bouchard Corton from the same vintage. Nothing much at all to this wine, and it's a huge waste of money. Tasted from a 375.
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