The nose is of good intensity and complex with aromas of red fruit, grilling and toasting. This wine is full and generous on the palate, firm with tannins very present, yet without any bitterness. This powerful wine has beautiful structure and a long finish.
Wine Advocate 88 points - Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. Faiveley’s Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 2011 has a detailed nose, but the main problem is that it is distinctly lacking vigor and there is a touch of under-ripeness. The palate is a little hard on the entry, quite tough and masculine at the moment with dry, austere tannin on the finish. It feels a little dumb at the moment, though it may improve in bottle. (Nov 2014)
The term ”Cazetier” may come from ̵6;Castelí and indicate this plotís geographical position in the village, as it lies above the castle of Gevrey.
|Red Meats, Mature Cheeses
|Domaine Faiveley is located in France, at the heart of Viticultural Burgundy, between Dijon and Beaune in Nuits-Saint-Georges.
Historically based in the Cote de Nuits capital, the Faiveley family has progressively extended its domaine and today owns vineyards in the finest climats in Burgundy - Gevrey-Chambertin, Pommard, Volnay, Puligny-Montrachet, Mercurey and others. The vineyards are very fragmented. The average surface area per appellation is around just 1 hectare. The number of bottles produced for each wine is therefore very limited.
Faiveley exploits more than 10 hectares of Grand Crus and nearly 25 hectares of Premier Crus, including several climats that are exclusively owned by the family Ė these are the monopoles - Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos des Issarts, Beaune 1er Cru Clos de l’Ecu,… and the Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru.