2017 Château de la Crée, Santenay Premier Cru Clos Faubard Pinot Noir 750ml
The southernmost village within the Côte d’Or, Santenay is located just south of Chassagne-Montrachet. East of the village at elevations around 900 feet, Clos Faubard is a small vineyard of less than ten acres with soils that combine Jurassic rock, clay and limestone. Château de la Crée’s parcel of 64-year-old vines enjoys a south-southeast exposure, producing wines of substantial power and aging ability.
The 2017 Château de la Crée, Santenay Premier Cru Clos Faubard Pinot Noir offers effusive aromas of lilac, ripe framboise, and rose. Exquisite flavors of cassis, tobacco, and layers of spice envelope the palate, while an impression of root and marl add a complex earthiness essence. The tannins are firm and elegant, with balanced acidity and smoothness, a true Côte d’Or gem. An archetypal Pinot Noir, this wine delivers an intense and elegant finish.
93 points Wine Enthusiast
90 points Decanter World Wine Awards - SILVER