The 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis Les Faconnières 1er Cru has an engaging and complex bouquet: red berry fruit, touches of Chinese tea and brown spices all well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, and a little chewy in the middle. It becomes fleshier towards the finish with a gentle grip. Whether it is a long-term prospect is another question - it needs more grip and substance to convince me of that and in fact, those develop with aeration. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting.
Score: 92 points -- Neal Martin, Vinous, Nov 2018