Anyone have these of late? I know the Rav is rockin cuz I just had it a few months ago…been 8yrs(really?) since I had the Faiveley…never have had Buisson-Charles, but HUGE fan of En Remilly…and well…Krug is Krug! 164…best Krug ever??? Just the wife and I by the sea…should be fun!
Really drinking well…VERY youthful with a lot of lemon tart sours…honeycomb, dry extract, chalky minerals…little sharp, not as balanced as the Raveneau…but really nice for an aged village.
Interesting note, I ordered the wine, and clearly pointed it out to our server, wines are numbered, I went to the restroom and when I came back, she had half the cork out of the bottle when I noticed it was the Clavoillon! I stopped her saying that was not the wine I ordered, but will take it for same price? The village was $270, the 1er $425 I believe…she took the bottle back to the manager…I was thinking he would just let us have the bottle and honor the price, it was their mistake, but he came back out with the village. I asked what he’s going to do with the partly opened 1er, and he said probably use it for training with staff?? Ok …the village was great anyway!
Still a lot of crunchy youth in this…not that expressive…iron fist velvet glove thing…very pretty wild red berry fruit with tilled strawberry field, dried flower florals, red licorice dryness, sandalwood spice…racy tart finish with just tad bit of sous bois showing…not really showing very Grand Cru right now…in need of more time. Drinking rest of bottle right now next day… tasty, yet uninspiring. 91pts
I had the 2010 Faiveley Corton Clos des Corton earlier this week. It was double decanted 4 hours ahead. the wine is pretty open and forthcoming, yet a tad young still. Ripe dark fruits, broad, with tannins still evident but not obtrusive. A pleasure, but comes across to me as slightly chunky (although we had it with 2010 Faiveley Latricieres and Mazy, so it might have been partially chunky by comparison). If I had any, I’d give it at least another 3-5 years before trying again.