2002 Beaune 1er Cru Les Perrieres direct from the domaine's dark and cold cellars
And how about the Price!
Finding domaine-aged Burgundy has become very difficult in the last couple of years. The string of small vintages since 2010, and increased demand from new markets, has meant those domaines with small reserve stocks have some under enormous pressure to sell.
Doudet-Naudin was one of our great sources for aged Burgundy. Unfortunately, here too stocks have diminished rapidly as buyers across the globe have realized what exceptional value the wines are.
Even though the domaine has increased prices we still feel there is some incredible value to be had. After all, where else can you buy a 12 year old Red Burgundy from a great vintage, cellared in the cool, dark, domaine cellars, for less than the price of current vintages?
Les Perrieres is located at the north end of the village, on the site of former stone quarries which have provided the vineyard's name. This same stone creates a fresh and mineral wine that at 12 years of age is drinking beautifully.
I don't see opportunities like this coming along too often in the future. And they certainly won't be this attractively priced. If you like your Burgundy with a little age, grab a case. Beaune wines have a reputation for ageing for decades so you can safely drink your way through a case over the next ten years.
Our Pre Arrival Price represents a 15% Savings on the landed price. If you buy an unbroken case of 12 Bottles we'll increase this discount to 20%. $71.96 a bottle for 12 year old Premier Cru Burgundy is a steal!
1er Cru Les Perrieres 2002
Normal Price $89.95
Pre Arrival Price $76.50
Pre Arrival Price Case of 12 Bottles $863.50 (=$71.96 a bottle)
Beautifully aromatic nose of ripe red cherry, flowers, a hint of marzipan and cherry pits. A silky, fresh palate, mineral infused, with deliciously succulent flavours over long and fine tannins. Racy but mouthcoating. At the beginning of its drinking window but capable of many more years in the cellar. A really fine example of 1er Beaune from a top vintage.
I wrote this note mid last year. Last week I tasted the wine again and my note was identical.
This is one serious and extremely age-worthy bottle of Beaune.
Sourced direct from the domaine's cellars this wine is ridiculously cheap. It is priced at less than you could buy the current vintage. Buy a case and leave it in the cellar for a decade or more. Those of you who have been receiving my emails for some time will know I don't recommend wines this highly all that often.
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We also accept orders by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (03) 9326 5737. The wine will be shipped in the second half of this year.