My Friends Gave Up

I normally stay out of these Burg threads, but I have a few serious questions that I will pose in a humorous light . . .

  1. Should I assume, at age 72, that the 2002 Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers will be ready for my 9 year old grandson’s college graduation party, or should I expect to have to live until his wedding for it to come around.

  2. Should I give up on any realistic prospect of ever enjoying my entire case of 2006 Hospices de Beaune Corton-Cuvée Docteur Peste Faiveley (Hospices Auction Group), or should I pray to the God Bacchus that maybe Faiveley didn’t do to the barrel we bought at the 2006 auction what they seem to do with there own elevage technique?

  3. Further on to Q2, what is it about Faiveley’s elevage that likens buying their red burgs to planting an olive grove for your grandchildren?

PS - The 2006 Hospices de Beaune Meursault 1er Cru Charmes Cuvée Bahèzre de Lanlay Faiveley (Hospices Auction Group) is outstanding and I wish I had another case.

Had a '73 Ech last night. Not just a curio, or good for the poor vintage, but a superb bottle of mature Burgundy.

1973 Faiveley Echezeaux, Grand Cru: Sous bois and smoldering Autumnal leaves greet the nose. It has some black earth, smoked meats and strawberry notes too. The wine has really good complexity and depth for the vintage, with a sweet, vinous core. It is silky and layered and still has sinewy grip and very decent length.

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Definitely not good for the 6L’s of 1996 Clos des Corton I have, stern vintage + Faiveley, oh boy and oh well.