Domaine Maillard Père et Fils was established in 1766. Today, the domaine comprises 18 hectares in seven communes. Pascal Maillard looks after the marketing and winemaking. His brother, Alain Maillard, is in charge of operations in the vineyards. They are are the tenth generation of the Maillard family.
Our 2010's have arrived and am delighted to say that are even better than I remembered. They are classically styled wines with oodles of precision and character.
At the top of the tree is the Corton Renardes Grand Cru. I have tasted the wine again since its arrival and I am delighted that it looks every bit as good as the wine that impressed me at the Grand Jours de Bourgogne some time ago.
Domaine Maillard is a new name for Australia - another of those little gems I have discovered. It is not reviewed by the big-name US wine scribes and that means the value for money is terrific.
I'd like everyone to try their wines so for the new few days I have but two gems on special at our Pre Arrival Prices. Stocks are low - we have just 69 bottles of Corton Renardes remaining and a mere 29 bottles of the Beaune alongside left. You'll need to act quickly!
Corton Renardes Grand Cru 2010
Pre Arrival $135.50
Case of 12 Bottles Pre Arrival $1530.00 (=$127.50 a bottle)
From 4 parcels in Renardes. Vine age 25-50 years. 70% new oak.
The outstanding red of this cellar. Lively nose with a hint of Renardes funk. The wine explodes in the mouth; liquorice, tar, animale and a little earth. Considerable fine grained tannins and a very persistant finish. Great Corton, great 2010 Red Burgundy.
Trust me, this is top shelf Corton. The note above was written when I tasted the wine in the cellars a year ago. My tasting note from a couple of weeks ago is virtually identical!
To view the wine and order on line click here. I can't stress enough what great value this wine is. You will not see Grand Crus of this quality at anywhere near this price again!
The domaine also has reds from Aloxe-Corton, Beaune, Savigny-les-Beaune, Chorey-les-Beaune and Volnay.
To view all of the wines and order on our website click here.
Or you may order by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone. Wines arrive a little later this month.