This is perhaps the best value red Burgundy in Australia and it's from the 2019 dream vintage.
Happy Saturday Folks, I can wax lyrical about how good 2019 Burgundy is, but sometimes its best to get a perspective from the World-wide authorities:
"After tasting more than 700 Burgundy en primeur samples, Charles Curtis MW says 2019 is a hedonistic vintage" Decanter Magazine
''2019 will perhaps rival 1865, the greatest vintage of all” Bernard Hervet, former director of Faiveley
"In short, 2019 is a superb vintage, and these are wines that all Burgundy lovers are going to want to secure for their cellars." William Kelley
"2019 is potentially a grand vintage as it has everything it needs to be so described” Allen Meadows, burghound.com
And I'll follow with a fact: one of the best producers in Burgundy have produced one of their best ever wines at a price that you just don't see in Australia anymore. If you don't believe me, then consider one of the world's leading authorities on Burgundy with his reputation on line; William Kelley, Wine Advocate Magazine:
“The 2019 vintage is a particular success here... Indeed, the 2019 portfolio is the finest set of wines I've ever tasted from Faiveley.” William Kelley, Wine Advocate Magazine
As you may have guessed, I'm trying to point out 2019 is going down as one the greatest vintages you're likely to come across and one of the finest producers (Faiveley) have also produced one of their best ever vintages.
If you would like a very good value play from a region known to be outrageously expensive, then today we have the wine for you. It's Domaine Faiveley Mercurey 1er Cru 'Le Clos du Roy' 2019 and it's $75! Yes, a Premier Cru for under $100! It's likely to be one of the cheapest Premier Cru Burgundies from a pedigree producer you'll see this year.
More to the point, non-cru Burgundy are now commanding asking prices similar to this Faiveley and that's why we call this wine the best value Premier Cru Burgundy in Australia. The local wine scribes often compare local pinots to that of premier Cru Burgundy, well here's you chance to buy the real deal without forking out the big bucks.
“Aromas of plums, spices, incense and soil tones, framed by a touch of toasty new oak, introduce the 2019 Mercurey 1er Cru Clos du Roy, a medium to full-bodied, layered and velvety wine that's fleshy and concentrated, with fine, powdery tannins and lively acids.” William Kelley, Wine Advocate Magazine
“A very serious wine. Tightly focused, medium-bodied palate with excellent tannin structure and a very long, fresh, mineral finish. Drink or hold.” 94 Points, James Suckling