Domaine Jean Durup. More Terrific 2014 Chablis

 
Durup 2014 Chablis
A Portfolio of interesting Premier Cru Chablis from 2014

The ancestors of Domaine Jean Durup have been winemakers since 1560! Over the centuries the estate has grown and is now the largest in Chablis.

The state of the art winery produces classically styled Chablis without any oak.

Austin Biss, author of A Guide to the Wines of Chablis says "Such quality wine making and elevage with the minimum of interference produces a fine result - wines of typicite, fruity and flinty, with a flowery aroma and wines that can age well developing a delicious honeyed biscuity nose."

The Durups have an impressive and interesting array of Premier Crus including Montee de Tonnerre, Fourchaume, Montmains, Vau de Vay and the sinisterly named L'Homme Mort. They also make a cuvee named Reine Mathilde which is a blend of special 1er Cru parcels.

This is another terrific producer discovered during my trip to France earlier this year and I am pleased to offer the wonderful 2014's.

Here are a few wines, make sure you check them all out.
 
Domaine Jean Durup Chablis 1er Cru L'Homme Mort 2014
Normally $62.50
Pre Arrival Price $52.95
L'Homme Mort is a climat of the Premier Cru Fourchaume. Austin Biss, in his standard reference A Guide to the Wines of Chablis says "L'Momme Mort, a climat within  Fourchaume, is located at the northern end towards Maligny and is a special favourite particularly in the hands of Domaine Jean Durup who Durup Homme Mort own a large parcel - the wine displays an attractive earthy flavour with an added dimension. Jean-Paul says that the name is attributed to the number of miscreants buried there after being hanged near the Chateau de Maligny just up the road, before he took over that is".
Montreal Gazette: A bit closed, so at the start, it is all chalk and little fruit. Give it some air and time, and notes of lemon and apricot begin to show, alongside a salty chalk note on the finish. Every time I drink one, I can't help but think what a wonderful and unique wine is Chablis.
Domaine Jean Durup Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre 2014
750ml Normally $230.00
Pre Arrival Price $195.50

Durup Montee de Tonnerre label
Montee de Tonnerre is generally considered to be Chablis' best Premier Cru vineyard.

Bill Zacharkiw: 
Like always, the Tonnerre is more important than the chardonnay grape. The fruit is there, ripe lemon and lime, but it's the mineral aspect - wide, large, like the smashing beat on a snare drum - that dominates every sip. Really good Chablis. 
4 Stars

To view these and the full range of 2014 Domaine Jean Durup Chablis on our website click here. 

Orders may also be placed by email to asaf@grandmillesime.com.au or by phone to (03) 9326 5737. Mix and match as you please.
 
Cheers,
Darren

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Sunset
 
The sun is setting on 2014 Chablis
 
Don't miss what is perhaps the finest vintage for Chablis in living memory.
 
We still have a great selection albeit in every declining quantities.

All wines are on the way (except for Long-Depaquit and Jean Durup) and will arrive early September. Orders placed today for Long-Depaquit and Jean Durup will be filled from the following container.
To view what is available click here.


 
 

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