Two iconic, reasonably priced Red Burgundies

There are wineries - Catena Zapata in Mendoza, Sassicaia in Bolgheri, Angelo Gaja in Piedmont, Guigal in Côte Rôtie - which define excellence for their region. Faiveley is such a winery for Mercurey in Burgundy.

Additionally, because Mercurey is in the Côte Chalonaise, even its finest wines - namely Faiveley's - sell for a fraction of what wines from the Côte de Nuits sell for in spite of the fact that the wines can be superb. These two wines illustrate perfectly what a great value Faiveley Mercurey can be in an excellent vintage such as 2016 and 2018.

The 2018 Faiveley Mercurey, only $32.99, offers up an inviting bouquet of cherries, raspberries, sweet soil tones, and subtle hints of smoked meats. It is medium-bodied, bright, and lively with a pure core of fruit girdled by velvety tannins and tangy acids. It is a beautiful example of the Mercurey appellation. Drink now through 2028.

Purchase the 2018 Mercurey here:

The 2016 Faiveley Mercurey 1er Cru Clos de Myglands (a monopole, meaning that Faiveley owns the entire appellation), only $49.99, is showing beautifully now, exhibiting pretty aromas of cherries, raspberries, and spices followed by a medium-bodied supple and succulent palate with a charming, open-knit profile and a moderately intense finish. Drink now through 2028.

Purchase the 2016 Mercurey Clos des Myglands here:

Purchase six of each for only $497.88!

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