Recently we received confirmation from Domaine Duroche that the 2013's are bottled and ready to ship. At the same time we were advised of our allocation of 2014's.
As you may have heard 2014 promises to be an terrific vintage and whilst production will be a little higher than recent years demand from around the world has risen dramatically.
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A generational change in Burgundy can make an incredible difference. A new combination of tradition and modern know-how can, almost overnight, rocket a domaine to stardom.
Domaine Duroche certainly fit into that category. This tiny producer has just 8.25 hectares of vines, but boy do they have some great vineyards. All that was needed was exceptional care in the vineyard and great winemaking. Now, we have them both and the results are tremendous.
Only this morning I read an article comparing the wines to those of Fourrier. The article went on to say "As I was leaving my incredible appointment with Gilles Duroche I was wondering why I had never
heard of them before as the wines were absolutely stunning. They remind me of Fourrier. Yes. Fourrier. They are utterly classic Gevrey Chambertins with fantastically brilliant site character, utmost finesse without sacrificing power, sappy vivid fruit that is very on the red side and incredible depth. They use wood so brilliantly it kept compelling me to ask young Gilles Duroche if there was any wood on the wine at all, despite tasting out of barrels in the cellar. This is a rising star domaine if I have ever tasted one."
We are too early for reviews on the 2014's but Tim Atkin MW rated the domaine in his Top 25 producers alongside DRC, Rousseau, Leroy, Georges Roumier and other legends. It is a great achievement. See above.
Our 2014 allocation is again far too small. Much of the wine has already sold to buyers of 2013. So if you would like to "get on the bandwagon", now would be a great time.
To ensure fair distribution I have split most of the wines into 2 Packs. Do yourself a favour!
Gevrey-Chambertin 6-Bottle Pack
2 bottles Gevrey-Chambertin 2014
2 bottles Gevrey-Chambertin Champ 2014
1 bottle Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St-Jacques 2014
1 bottle Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Estournelles St-Jacques 2014
Total 6 Bottles. Normal Price $741.00
Pre Arrival Price $619.00
Only 6 left
Grand Crus 4-Bottle Pack
Available on a 1:1 ratio with the Gevrey Pack above
2 bottles Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2014
1 bottle Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru 2014
1 bottle Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2014
Total 4 Bottles. Normal Price $1259.80
Pre Arrival Price $1070.00
Only 6 left
Also available individually:
53 bottles Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014.
Normally $42.95. Pre Arrival Price $36.50
36 bottles Gevrey-Chambertin 2014.
Normally $91.50. Pre Arrival Price $77.50
36 bottles Gevrey-Chambertin Champ 2014.
Normally $99.50. Pre Arrival Price $84.50
You can read more about Domaine Duroche and order on our website by clicking here.
Orders may also be placed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to (03) 9326 5737.