Domaine Faiveley 2020 Mercurey 1er Cru Le Clos du Roy
"The 2020 Mercurey 1er Cru Clos du Roy wafts from the glass with aromas of cherries, raspberries and plums mingled with hints of raw cocoa and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, supple and seamless, it's lively and refined, with velvety tannins and a polished, charming profile that marks it out as another of the more elegant wines in the range this year.
As I've written before, the Faiveley family first produced wine from rented vines in Mercurey in 1933, finally beginning to acquire land there three decades later. Today, with over 72 hectares to their name, they number equally among the Côte Chalonnaise's most important landholders and among its qualitative reference points. If the 2019 portfolio was the finest set of wines I've ever tasted from Faiveley in this subregion, the 2020s are worthy successors: more brooding, deeper-pitched and muscular, they will demand a bit of time to show all their cards."Robert Parker 93 Points