The 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis Les Faconnières 1er Cru has a comparatively light bouquet with earthy red and black fruit, hints of tobacco coming through with aeration. The palate is quite refined, nicely balanced, and fleshy for a Morey-Saint-Denis. A touch of bitter red fruit on the finish. It is just missing some substance and the verve of the best wines from the appellation. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2032