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The new vintage of Clerget's top wine - Echezeaux En Orveaux
One more case
 
The issues with small yields in 2016 became obvious as our allocations come through. Many prime vineyards in the Cote de Nuits suffered very badly.
 
Domaine Christian Clerget's top wine - Echezeaux Grand Cru - was badly affected by the frost. The yield was just 8 hl/ha - a fraction of the permitted production level and the quantity produced is correspondingly tiny.
 
This resulted in a big reduction in my allocation. In 2015 we had 48 bottles. In 2016 we were allocated a mere 18 bottles. The good news is that the domaine has found another case for me.
The 2016's from Domaine Christian Clerget continue the resurgence of this small domaine and are lovely successors to the wonderful 2015's.
Their Echezeaux vines are in the climat of En Orveaux and were planted immediately after World War II. At around 70 years of age they produce small grapes with serious intensity. Christian uses 20% whole bunch and the result is a wine of haunting nuance, great texture and terrific complexity.
The 2016 Echezeaux from Christian Clerget is available at a 15% Pre Arrival Discount. The wine is about to leave France.
Echezeaux En Orveaux Grand Cru 2016
Landed Price $367.95
Pre Arrival Price $312.50

Clerget Echezeaux En Orveaux label Burghound(from a 1.1 ha parcel located in En Orveaux that was planted in 1947, from yields of only 8 hl/ha). Reduction. The exceptionally rich, full-bodied and incredibly dense flavors possess outstanding power yet the palate impression is almost lush thanks to the remarkable level of dry extract that mostly buffers the robust, serious and built-to-age finish. Like the Charmes, despite the presence of a very firm tannic spine, this should be approachable young. 2028+.
 91-94 Points

That is an excellent score and review from Burghound!

To view and purchase the wine on line click here. You may also order by telephone (03) 9326 5737 or email luke@grandmillesime.com.au.

To view the complete range of 2016's still available from Domaine Christian Clerget click here.
 
Cheers,
Darren 

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Chartron Corton Label
 
Domaine Jean Chartron Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2014
Earlier this week I had the pleasure of drinking the Domaine Chartron Corton-Charlemagne from 2013 and 2014 with one of my wine groups.
The 2013 is a gorgeous wine but it was the 2014 that blew everyone away.
Chartron's Corton-Charlemagne is sometimes missed as the domaine has bigger names in Puligny-Montrachet.
I always find it to be one of my favourites and if I have to be honest, I often rate it above the domaine's Batard-Montrachet.
The 2014 was electric with a palate displaying incredible freshness, great intensity and a long mineral, acid finish. It was absolutely classic and what all Corton-Charlemagne should aspire to.
We have 7 bottles in stock.
John Gilman "View from the Cellar": The 2014 Corton-Charlemagne from Jean-Michel Chartron is outstanding, but perhaps cannot quite match the refinement of his stellar Clos des Caillerets this year. The quite youthful bouquet is a fien and classic blend of apple, a touch of grapefruit, chalky minerality, hints of the pastry cream to come with bottle age, citrus peel and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and broad-shouldered, with a fine core of fruit, lovely mineral drive and a very long, racy and still quite primary finish. There is a fine combination here of deep fruit and a serious girdle of acidity that should carry the wine far into the future. 2022-2050+. 93+ Points
Normally $379.00
Special $322.15

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