The 2019 Morey Saint-Denis Faconnieres 1er Cru has a detailed and focused bouquet with blackberry, raspberry and crushed stone aromas, very precise and engaging. The palate is well balanced with a striking saline entry that gets the saliva flowing. This brims over with energy, eases off towards the finish, yet urges you back for another sip. Excellent.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2038
Cask sample. Transparent crimson. Juicy sweet fruit with real edge but also rawness to the fruit. Too-severe extraction? Really quite a trial to taste at present. No follow-through.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2038