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Three vintages of the the magnificent Echezeaux En Orveaux Grand Cru from Domaine Coudray-Bizot. Quantities are very low

Produced in the domaine's 15th century cellars in Beaune
Domaine Coudray-Bizot is a family run domaine with some prime vineyards. The domaine is located in the historic Chateau David de Beaufort with its 15th century cellars inside Beaune's mediaeval walls. 
 
Their vineyards include Echezeaux En Orveaux, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers and Champeaux, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes and the rare and intriguing Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru La Croix Rameaux. They are one of just three owners of Vosne-Romanee's smallest Premier Cru.
 
The domaine also has a alternative policy when it comes to releasing their wines. Where most domaines like to ship their wines as soon as humanly possible, Coudray-Bizot prefer to hold their wines back in their dark, cold cellars to enable them develop complexity and interest. 
 
During a trip to Burgundy a few years ago I met with the owners and tasted at Domaine Coudray-Bizot. Jean-Jacques Coudray-Bizot produces wines of finesse and intensity. They describe the process as such "A wine-growing and wine production philosophy that respects traditions while combining modern precision and respect for nature."
 
Today we feature their brilliant Echezeaux from the climat of En Orveaux. 
En Orveaux lies above the top of Clos Vougeot, alongside Musigny and adjoining Grands Echezeaux in the lower corner. It is a prime area and a little cooler than surrounding vineyards. 
Burghound considers it underrated saying En Orveaux “...is inclined more towards finer tannins. Growers attribute this to the fact that the grapes ripen later and more slowly, in fact several days later than the climats nearer to Vosne. There is, of course, a price to be paid for this finesse and that is exacted in terms of less power and body.”
The domaine has 0.35 hectares planted in 1959. The old vines add intensity to this classy vineyard. These are wines of style and are not made to impress American critics. They are “old-fashioned” in the best manner. They are not heavily extracted to gain deep colours, nor do they see high levels of new oak. The idea is to allow the terroir to speak and this is further supported by the late release from the domaine. 
Today we present 3 vintages from stock at a 15% discount.
To view all Domaine Coudray-Bizot wines including five vintages of the rare Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru La Croix Rameau click here.
Domaine Coudray-Bizot Echezeaux En Orveaux Grand Cru 2012
Normally $499.95
Special $425.00
15 bottles left
Gilbert & Gaillard
Light Red. Very elegant, mature nose showing ultra ripe red fruit notes, a subtle smoky tone and mineral touch. Excellent grip on the palate. A robust wine, still fairly youthful with lots of fullness and persistent fruitiness. 93 Points
Darren Harris
From a 0.35 hectare parcel of very old vines in the extreme north east corner the climat of En Orveaux - alongside the Clos de Vougeot. Red and not particularly deeply coloured (Chambolle-like?). A very elegant nose combining aromatic fruit with spice, mineral and a little animale. This wine says style more than stuffing. It is persistent, fine, almost feminine, yet still retaining its terroir and intensity. The old vines add texture to what is a gorgeous style of Burgundy that has its roots in the wines of yesteryear. Delightful!
Domaine Coudray-Bizot Echezeaux En Orveaux Grand Cru 2013
Normally $499.95
Special $425.00
12 bottles left
Wine Enthusiast 97
Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss
Lifted red currant, gunpowder and flint shoot from the glass, announcing their insistence and pervasiveness. On the slender but concentrated palate, light gaminess plays around the edges, becoming more intense alongside the redcurrant core. This is an incisive and statuesque wine that holds a quiet sense of power. Editor's Choice. 97 Points
Gilbert Gaillard
Gilbert & Gaillard
Light hued orangy-brown highlights. Mature nose marrying jammy and candied notes with elegant aromas of undergrowth. The palate show incredible fullness. Ethereal fat, power and finesse with ubiquitous freshness. A magnificent Echezeaux. 95 Points
Domaine Coudray-Bizot Echezeaux En Orveaux Grand Cru 2015
Normally $510.00
Special $433.50
14 bottles left
Gilbert & Gaillard
Clear, light ruby. Heady nose with ripe red fruit tones, roasted coffee and some mature forest floor aromas. Flamboyant, ample, silky attack followed by a very aromatic finish that still shows some freshness. 94 Points
Darren Harris
Deeply coloured. Powerful nose of darks fruits and serious amounts of spice. There’s a touch of fresh mint wafting in and out. Pleasingly exotic in its character. Very textured in the mouth with silky fruit over a classic framework. The wine is detailed and intense, yet all the while it remains refined with a beguiling coolness. The vines were planted in 1959 in one of the best climats of Echezeaux. 
Orders may also be placed to [email protected] or phone (03) 9326 5737. All wines are in stock for immediate delivery.
"2018 - A legendary vintage"
 
The 2018 vintage in Bordeaux has produced some simply magnificent wines including a plethora of bottlings rating from 96-100 Points.
It has been a long time since our last Bordeaux Dinner and we thought the newly arrived 2018’s present an opportunity too good to miss.
We have assembled 10 Reds and 2 Sauternes from 2018 to showcase at this dinner. There are some exceptional wines, including three 100-Pointers!
We have split the wines into Pairs so we can features two wines from each of five different communes. Both the left and right banks are represented.
The dinner will be jointly hosted by Thomas Robertson, Victorian Account Manager for Negociants Australia and Darren Harris, Managing Director of Grand Millesime.
It promises to be informative and fun. Don’t miss this opportunity to taste some serious new Bordeaux.
The wine list (with ratings):
Champagne to start
Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2013
Pomerol
Chateau Bourgneuf 2018 93-96 Points
Chateau Lafleur-Gazin 2018 94-95 Points
St Emilion
Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere 2018 97 Points
Chateau Troplong-Mondot 2018 98 Points
St Julien
Chateau Beychevelle 2018 96 Points
Chateau Léoville-Poyferré 2018 100 Points
Pauillac
Chateau Duhart Milon 2018 96 Points
Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Baron 2018 100 Points
St Estephe
Les Pagodes de Cos 2018 93-95 Points
Chateau Montrose 2018 100 Points
Sauternes
Chateau Filhot 2018 93 Points
Chateau Coutet 2018 95-97 Points
Date: Tuesday 7 December 2021
 Time: 7.30pm
 Venue: Vesper
 23-25 Toorak Rd, South Yarra 3141
 Cost: $295.00 per Person
 
To book you may also email [email protected].
 
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