Faiveley Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru
Faiveley Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru
This climat was called "Petite Merveille" (Little Wonder) in the Middle Ages, a sign of the high quality of the wines produced here. "Latricières-Chambertin" dates back to 1508 and is the most southern Grand Cru in Gevrey-Chambertin. This wine reveals exceptional balance between minerality (reminiscent of Clos de la Roche) and depth (close in style to a Chambertin).
Intense ruby red hue and complex nose offering rich roasted notes and spice. The palate opens up with rich, silky tannins that give way to a powerful and complex structure.
Burghound 93-95: Here the reduction is sufficiently pronounced to flatten the fruit and render it hard to evaluate. There is superb intensity and minerality to the beautifully well-delineated middle weight flavors that also possess plenty of that lovely underlying tension on the balanced and impressively persistent finish. As the best example of Latricières always are this is a wonderful combination off finesse and focused power. Terrific.
James Suckling 93: Aromas of hot stones, mineral and dark fruits. Blueberries too. Full to medium body, firm tannins and a long finish. Savory, salty and delicious. Classy for the vintage. Better in 2017.
Wine Advocate 94-96: Aromas of cassis, wild berries, blood orange and coniferous forest floor introduce the 2018 Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru, a full-bodied, immensely refined wine that's built around powdery tannins and a bright spine of acidity. Long and perfumed, this is a superb bottle in the making that will reward bottle age.
Wine Advocate 94-96: There is a distinctly cool quality to the restrained, ultra-fresh and airy aromas of red currant, raspberry, earth and whiffs of spice and the sauvage. The rich and beautifully delineated middle weight flavors possess superb focus along with an abundance of minerality that seems to build on the complex, refined and highly persistent finish. This classy and harmonious effort should amply repay extended cellaring.
Burghound 93-95: There is a distinctly cool quality to the restrained, ultra-fresh and airy aromas of red currant, raspberry, earth and whiffs of spice and the sauvage. The rich and beautifully delineated middle weight flavors possess superb focus along with an abundance of minerality that seems to build on the complex, refined and highly persistent finish. This classy and harmonious effort should amply repay extended cellaring.
Burghound 93-96: There is enough wood influence to merit pointing out on the airy, cool and layered nose of both red and dark currant, the sauvage and plenty of forest floor character. The super-sleek, intense and markedly mineral-driven flavors possess an almost delicate mid-palate mouthfeel that contrasts substantially with the powerful, driving and wonderfully long, if decidedly firm, finale. This is not only excellent but it's textbook.
Wine Advocate 95-97: The 2022 Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru is once again one of the high points of the range chez Faiveley, wafting from the glass with aromas of raspberries, rose petals, Indian spices, blood orange and coniferous forest floor, followed by a full-bodied, ample and layered palate that's cool, concentrated, vibrant and perfumed, concluding with a long, saline finish.
James Suckling 96-97: Quite a shy nose, but on the palate this is so dense without the slightest hint of heaviness. All red fruits with an almost lemony freshness at the long, intensely mineral finish. Great potential!
Vinous 93-95: The 2022 Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru has slightly blacker fruit on the nose compared to the Echézeaux. It’s a little conservative, as Latricières often is, but delineated with well-integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with an elegant entry, refined with sutured and pliant tannins. A more delicate Latricières than expected with pleasing mineralité on the finish. This should gain weight during élevage and become a delicious, refined Grand Cru.
Decanter 96: This superb example of one of Faiveley's top wines from Gevrey seduces with expressive mulberry and pomegranate fruit, hints of rose petals and suggestions of star anise, smoke and earth. This wine is more firmly tannic and substantial than the Charmes-Chambertin, with a saline minerality and penetrating length that should open up three to five years after release and drink for another 20 after that. As Erwan noted, the style is 'caught between Clos de la Roche and Chambertin'; the domaine owns nearly 1.3 hectares that are being replanted slowly.