Been thinking about the Domaine de Varoilles 2016's? Half of our allocation has already sold so

 

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Be quick if you wish to secure these tremendous 2016's
Monopoles Galore!
 
It is not often that we have a response like we have had for the Domaine des Varoilles 2016's. After just one day half of our allocation has already gone. The Premier Cru Monopoles and Grand Crus have proved particularly popular. 

Named after a 12th century Premier Cru vineyard, the Domaine des Varoillles has expanded over the years to cover 10 hectares in 8 special appellations.

The meticulous Gilbert Hammel is in charge of the vineyards which include 4 Monoples in Gevrey-Chambertin! The Premier Cru Monopoles Clos des Varoilles and La Romanee lie high in the cool combe near Lavaux St-Jacques and Clos St-Jacques and express a beauty and elegance seldom seen in Gevrey-Chambertin.

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This is a domaine for those partial to fine Burgundy from very interesting vineyards. And isn't that why we are all fans of Burgundy?
As a new addition to our portfolio we offer the outstanding 2016's at a 25% Pre Arrival Discount. This is a domaine to pay attention to! There are some very fine wines to be found at this address.

Gevrey-Chambertin Clos du Couvent Monopole 2016 
Landed Price $145.95
Pre Arrival Price $109.50

Varoilles Couvent label
A half hectare Monopole.
Graceful, with noble tannins, tender and refined, the Clos du Couvent expresses fidelity to its terroir in fruity touches, dominated by cassis and blackberry.

Darren Harris: The domaine's "home block" Monopole located within the domaine's walls alongside the old convent on the property. 
Gevrey-Chambertin Clos du Meix des Ouches Monopole 2016 
Landed Price $167.50
Pre Arrival Price $125.50
Varoilles Clos du Meix
A 1 hectare Monopole. Beautifully located this wine combines liveliness and tannins with fine aromas of fresh wild berries and red fruits. With five years age becomes velvety smooth. 

Jancis Robinson: 
Monopole. Mid purplish crimson. Dark fruits and some oak sweetness are the first impression. Quite oaky but not excessive at this stage. Same oak sweetness on the palate and plenty of dark fruit, the tannins smooth and deep. Velvety and sweet-fruited to a long finish. Generous and rounded. 16.5/20

Darren Harris: 
Just bottled. Red-garnet colour. Plenty of aromatics - red-black fruits, a little liquorice, a touch of minerally earth. Fresh and bright with a fullness in the mouth. The tannins are fine and well coated leaving a lovely sense of roundness and balance.
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnet 2016 
Landed Pirce $191.95
Pre Arrival Price $143.95
Varoilles Champonnets label

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru La Romanee Monopole 2016
Landed Price $229.95
Pre Arrival Price $172.50
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A 1.06 hectare Monopole. With a great finesse, generous and opulent in mellow tannins, this premier cru cleverly mixes black fruits with the scent of humus and smoke to compose a voluptuous bouquet. Four to five years in the cellar to blossom.

Jancis Robsinson: Monopole. Mid cherry red. Again that attractive dusty/mineral nose, maybe whole-bunch influence, more noticeable than on the above. Super-moreish and extremely fine tannin texture. Finesse and harmony with a mouth-watering finish17/20

Darren Harris: 
A super monopole from high in the combe that influences the best 1er Crus of Gevrey-Chambertin. La Romanee is stony and south facing but the forest provides some shade and ensures a cool wine with great finesse.
 
60 year old vines. 100% destemmed. Very different to Champonnet served before it. A gorgeously restrained nose of cherry, earth and iron. The palate has crunchy red-black fruits and fine mineral notes that fan out in in the mouth. The tannins start late and provides a long and elegant finish. This is a wine of considerable finesse and style.

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos des Varoilles Monopole 2016
Landed Price $229.95
Pre Arrival Price $172.50


Darren Harris: 
Immediately south of La Romanee, high in the combe. Clos des Varoilles in a significant monopole of almost 6 hectares that was planted in the second half of the 13th century by the Chapter of Langres before it was dispossessed during the French Revolution. 
 
45-65 year old vines, 40% new oak. Deeper and richer than La Romanee with more breadth and complexity. Darker fruits with some liquorice-scented floral notes and a hint of wildness. There is a fine spine of acidity running through the wine which ensures, despite some weight, it remains balanced and captivating.  A Premier Cru to add to your must buy list.
Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2016 
Landed Price $378.50
Pre Arrival Price $283.95
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A 3/4 hectare holding. Charmes-Chambertin combines the proverbial vigor and robustness of Chambertin with elegance and finesse. Intensity of aromas, with animal scents, well-established tannic structure and power are the hallmarks of this grand-cru.

Jancis Robinson: Deep cherry red. Deep in sweet fruit and oak sweetness. Smooth, velvet tannins and has plenty of freshness under the (currently) very obvious oak. Needs time for the oak to recede but it has plenty of stuffing to do that. 
17/20

Darren Harris: 
Charmes-Chambertin remains a bit of an enigma. It is by no means the most popular Grand Cru of Gevrey but when it is good, it can be very, very good. Domaine des Varoilles Charmes-Chambertin is a supremely impressive wine. It is bigger and much deeper than all of the Premier Crus. The nose displays dark fruits, smoke and minerals. On the palate there is more with dark chocolate and a rich, creamy texture. There is new oak (60% used here) and some powerful but not coarse tannins. Needs some time in the cellar. Great Charmes!
To view the wines and to order on our website click here. Orders may also be placed by email to tracey@grandmillesime.com.au.
 
Cheers,
Darren 

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Domaine Drouhin-Laroze 2016's
Also almost gone

Another very popular Domaine in Gevrey-Chambertin is Domaine Drouhin-Laroze.
The 2016 Grand Crus have all but gone - we are down to the last bottles of Chapelle-Chambertin and Clos de Vougeot. 
Click here to read more and view the wines.
 

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