On my November 2019 trip, I had the opportunity to visit Domaine Faiveley to taste the celebrated, but also difficult, 2018 vintage.
The tasting was held with directeur technique (chief winemaker) Jérôme Flous, who gave us his selection from the Faiveley wines.
Photo of Jérôme Flous – November 2019
But let’s get down to business, enter the Faiveley cathedral and taste some reds – the tasting of the white Faiveley 2018s can be found here.
Tasting notes from November 14 2019
All the wines were tasted from cask at the Faiveley winery in Nuits-Saint-Georges, where the 2018 vintage is in elevage.
Domaine Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges 2018
Domaine Faiveley is based in Nuits, and therefore this is an important part of its collection of wines. In 2018 Nuits-Saint-Georges is a mixed bunch, as the southern part was hit rather badly by hail whereas the middle part was perhaps on the warm side. This village wine comes from Les Argillats on the northern side of the village at the cooler entrance to the valley beside Aux Thorey. This is quite a forward wine with a fine, perfumed nose. Its 14.1% alcohol is well hidden currently, but will not be a benefit in the long run. Nevertheless, a charming wine for the vintage with a lovely perfumed, mineral note.
(Drink from 2027) – Very Good – (88 – 89p) – From cask 14/11/2019.
Domaine Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Damodes 2018
Les Damodes is one of the – perhaps – unexpected highlights of the 2018 lineup. It has surprising energy and a vivid expression of perfumed fruit. Yes, it is rich – but it’s both delicate and fresh. Classic influences of southern Vosne minerality are thrilling my palate. This is not half bad!