A great vin de terroir for the cellar - 2012 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Corton

Posted by Ian McFadden

"A great vin de terroir for the cellar." -Stephen Tanzer
2012 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Corton
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Faiveley's Corton-Clos des Corton can hang with the big boys.

In recent years, this has become very clear. And the big boys of Faiveley's line-up are very big indeed - think Musigny and Clos des Bèze.

For the past seven vintages, Faiveley has been killing it. These releases harken back to Faiveley's heyday in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Many of these bottles are still amazing today. To say the current incarnation of Faiveley is one of the most exciting things happening in Burgundy would be an understatement.

Faiveley's Corton-Clos des Corton offers some of the best value that we know for Grand Cru red Burgundy, and 2012 is no exception. It's a pristine, soil-saturated example of what makes this wine so special.

Faiveley's Corton-Clos des Corton is one of their most fascinating and impressive wines. Corton has a reputation for power. Clos des Corton, a monopole of Faiveley, presents Corton at its most polished, with an elegance that often eludes this Grand Cru.

Clos des Corton seems to pull off that magical feat of consolidating the best attributes of its neighbors and rendering them with a unique sense of sophistication and depth. In Clos des Corton you have muscle married to refinement and layered complexity.

This marks our first 2012 red Burgundy offer. We're excited to begin with Faiveley's Clos des Corton. In many ways it offers a beautiful snapshot of the best of the vintage. To return to Tanzer's quote, this is a "vin de terroir" showing a beautiful site specificity while also delivering an exhilarating combination of concentration and tension-filled verve.

The 2012 Clos des Corton offers up explosive power and complexity married to harmonious, soil-inflected structure and lifted finesse. The entire package is an impressive thing to pull off and makes clear just how special this site is.

Of course, the other thing to know about 2012 is just how tiny the quantities are: things are going to be ugly in terms of availability. Please give us your maximum order, and we'll do our best to allocate fairly.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

Stephen Tanzer: "Bright, deep red. Deep aromas of black cherry, crushed rock and graphite. Dense, sappy and energetic, offering outstanding depth to its soil-driven black cherry and saline flavors. Delivers an uncanny combination of chewy texture and verve. Finishes with palate-staining length and lift, as tactile as a solid. A great vin de terroir for the cellar."