Joseph Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 2009

Pinot Noir from France - Burgandy
Review Date : 08-Jul-2014
Vinified for Faiveley, the wine aged 14-16 months in oak, one-third new. Dark, ruby-red colour with garnet hues, with some depth. This has a fulsome, solid and deeply concentrated nose with aromas of dark red and spicy, earthy brown fruits, intermixed with savoury, secondary undergrowth complexities, and marked by funky minerally reduction. Quite solid, dense and chunky on palate, this is packed with integrated flavours of savoury dark red fruits, earth and game, and mushroomy notes, The reduction is beginning to integrate on palate. This has good drive and power, with a completeness of hearty extraction, fruit sweetness and underlying acidity, providing a robust mouthfeel, leading to a dry finish. This is a robust wine, beginning to mellow, still showing some funky reduction. Drink over the next 5-7 years. 17.0/20 Jul 2014 RRP $75.50 Aged in 25-30% new oak for a relatively short time. Deepish ruby-red colour with some garnet hues on rim. This has a spicy, brackish and gamey-herbal bouquet, showing some reduction or whole bunch with oak toastiness, quite complex on nose. Full-bodied and broad in presentation, this has a firm density with rich, sweetly ripe and lush fruit flavours of savoury, gamey dark red berry fruit. The acidity is restrained, with fine-grained tannins balancing the fruit sweetness. Quite a harmonious, but a little chunky in proportion. This has richness and spicy, complex flavours that will see it evolve over the next 8-12 years. 17.5-/20 Jul 2012 RRP $92.95

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