97 points Wine Enthusiast
"This is a breathtaking expression of Faively's benchmark grand-cru vineyard, owned solely by the Faively family since 1874. Reverberating with flavors of blackberries and Morello cherries, it's a supple, sinewy wine struck with veins of anise, ash and peppery, earthen spices. Vibrant and upright in structure, it should gain finesse well through 2040 and hold further still." *Cellar Selection*
96 points James Suckling
"Wow. This is a solid Corton with ripe strawberries, plums, bark and porcini. Full-bodied with tight, fine tannins, focused depth of fruit and excellent length. Quite muscular for the vintage."
95 points Decanter
"The Clos des Cortons Faiveley near the top of the Corton et Rognet slope has been in the family since 1874. This site, just over three hectares, is essentially a northern continuation of Les Renardes. In 2018, the vineyard delivered a tightly wound and tannic wine with lots of dark fruit. For now, it is marked by the cask aging, but there are the firm tannins, rich body, and length to suggest this will age exceptionally well."
95 points Allen Meadows, Burghound
"Moderate wood and menthol influences frame the intensely earthy and gamy aromas of both red and dark currant. There is excellent energy to the stony medium weight plus flavors that are at once succulent yet powerful where the latter carries over to the serious, firmly structured and mildly warm finish that goes on and on. This somewhat rustic effort is very Corton in basic character and a wine that's going to require patience." *Don't Miss!*
"The Clos des Cortons Faiveley is the only grand cru to bear the name of its owner. Early-ripening vintage. Some whole bunch (proportion depending on the vintage). 19-day vatting with daily punchdowns. The free-run wine is run off using a gravity system while the marc is pressed slowly and gently. The wines are aged for 18 months in French oak barrels (50% new, 50% second-use).
Real depth to this. You can see the difference between it and the Merry Edwards Pinot clearly… Pretty damn smart. This has potential (quite a bit of tannin lurking underneath) but masses of complex fruit with real charm. You could drink this with food now but it will repay ageing, I’m sure. 18/20 points."