With the terrible frost and the resulting losses in April this year there is tremendous pressure on domaines to increase their prices. We have already seen a 12-15% increase for the 2015's released but I expect those who have held back their offerings will increase prices even more. And who knows what will happen with the tiny crop predicted for 2016. The message is take advantage of current prices as in a year I think Burgundy will be a lot more expensive than it is today. I have been drinking a lot of 2013 Reds and they are quite lovely. They won't cellar as long as 2010 but for the next decade plus they will be terrific. Domaine like Castagnier are exceptional value - where else can you buy serious and delicious Grand Crus for just over $200 a bottle?
As each vintage comes and goes the reputation of Domaine Castagnier continues to rise. Today, he is on the radar of all major reviewers. Tim Atkin MW has Castagnier in his top 25 Domaines to Watch.
You have probably heard me say that Jerome is perhaps a little disorganized. However, the fruit his vineyards makes for some very fine wines of a quality that his father could only have dreamed.
Today, we present the 2013's including a good (but declining rapidly) parcel of the very popular, yet amazingly affordable, Grand Crus.
Quantities are still quite small and some wines have already sold out. Whilst Castagnier does not receive much attention from the English-speaking press his wines are extremely well reviewed by the French Guide Hachette des Vins, frequently a much better indication of who is on the rise.
If you would like to secure a range of the 2013 Castagnier wines please get your order in quickly. All wines are offered at a 15% Pre Arrival Discount. First-in, first-served. The wines remain extremely good value considering the demand for quality Burgundy and the weak Australian Dollar. Where else can you buy Grand Crus from the Cote de Nuits at just over $200 a bottle?
The following wines are available:
Bourgogne $42.50 Ok
Chambolle-Musigny $91.50 22 left
Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvee Leon $91.50 26 left
Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Aux Chezeaux $135.95 35 left
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers $152.95
Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru $212.50 4 left
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru $212.50 22 left
Clos St-Denis Grand Cru $212.50 13 left
Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru $220.95 14 left
Chambertin Grand Cru $467.50 13 left
Completely sold out
Or you may order by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone. Don't delay, these wines are serious bargains. The 2013's have been collected and will be shipped anytime soon.