Sunday, November 2, 2014

Quick Notes:1997 Domaine Faiveley Corton Grand Cru Clos des Cortons Faiveley.

With Saturday family dinner last night, 1st November 2014, at Champêtre, to pair with main courses (mine was Roasted Veal Tenderloin with Morel Sauce, and a side of fresh Chanterelles):

1997 Domaine Faiveley Corton Grand Cru Clos des Cortons Faiveley - The third bottle of this I've opened this year. All consistent - impressive, firm structure, big-boned, quite full-bodied, with good lift to its moderately spiced, well-ripened fruit. Mild sanguine and iron undertones. Wood is integrated rather well. A complete wine with notable heft, middle, finish, discreetly commanding palate presence throughout (no shouting here). Though still an adolescent, I believe this will continue to improve for many years to come. Enjoyable now; good ageing potential. I must find more of this.