Archive for the ‘Cote Chalonnaise’ category

Faiveley Mercurey Clos du Roy 2005

July 1, 2008

The combination between Faiveley and the appellation of Mercurey is one that delivers pretty good wines at reasonable prices. My expectations of the Clos du Roy were high after the outstanding 2005 Mercurey Clos de Myglands of the same producer. But where the latter had some elegance and subtlety, this premier cru shows the robustness wines from this appellation usually offer. Deep ruby in colour the nose displays dark berry fruit, plums and wet earth following through on a  straightforward palate with rather firm, mouth drying tannins. Although this wine needs more time to come together a bit, it certainly won’t shed off its frankness. 88 points

Source: Negociants Australia  Price: $65  Drink: Now-2012+



Faiveley Mercurey Clos de Myglands 2005

October 27, 2007

img_3637.jpgThe ever returning words in a world of increasingly expensive fine wines are ‘ good value’. In Burgundy this means looking out for wines from the lesser appellations produced by reputable names. Mercurey and Maison Faiveley is one of the guaranteed combinations. This producer is a remarkable large owner in an appellation that produces the most solid and structured wines of the Côte Chalonnaise and the Monopole Clos de Myglands is its uncontested benchmark. Deep crimson coloured in the glass the nose expresses bright aromas of raspberry, cherry and a hint of earthiness followed by a precise and smooth palate with fine mouthcoating tannins and very good length. The concentration and balance suggest this wine could go for at least 5 years. 90 points

Source: Negociants Australia  Price: $50  Drink: Now-2012+