Location, Location, Location: Two top 2016 Vosne Premier Crus from Domaine Rene Cacheux. Arrivin

 

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As they say: location, location, location....
Arriving in a few weeks

Cacheux was once a single domaine in Vosne-Romanée, but in 2005 two sisters married two brothers and the domaine was split. Today there is Domaine Jacques Cacheux and Domaine Rene Cacheux.

I visited Domaine Rene Cacheux earlier this year to taste their 2016's. It is a tiny domaine of just 3.26 hectares but they have some lovely vineyards in and around Vosne-Romanee. The two jewels are the Premier Crus Les Suchots and Les Beaux-Monts.

I tasted the complete range but Gerald advised me that due to the small 2016 vintage only two wines were still available - Les Suchots and Les Beaux-Monts. (He later found me a little of his super Bourgogne Rouge Les Champs d'Argent 2016).

That worked for me. After all, they are two top 1ers, perhaps only trumped by Cros Parantoux and Les Malconsorts.

What makes Rene's holdings even better is their superb location within the climats. His Suchots comprises two parcels - one beside Romanee-St-Vivant, the other adjoining Echezeaux. His single parcel of Beaux Monts also boasts a superior position right up against Echezeaux Les Loachausses.

From these climats Rene produces two terrific wines.
To introduce the domaine to our portfolio we offer both Vosne-Romanee at a 25% Pre Arrival Discount. It is not often Les Suchots and Les Beaux Monts are priced under $200.00 a bottle. Together they form a very interesting Pair. Classic Vosne-Romanee!
Domaine Rene Cacheux Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Suchots 2016 
Landed Price $266.50
Pre Arrival Price $199.95
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Cacheux has two parcels of Les Suchots. One is 3 metres from Romanee-St-Vivant, the other touches Echezeaux. The vines were planted in the 1950's and 1980's.

To view a map showing the locations click here.

Darren Harris: From a significant 1 hectare holding made up of two very well situated parcels right alongside the Grand Crus. Planted in the 1950's and 1980's. 100% destemmed. 50% new oak. Deep red. Slightly softer fruit character than Les Beaux Monts with cherry, kirsch and an array of soft, exotic  spices. A little more layered. Concentrated with excellent mouthfeel and ample extract. A hint of new oak and zippy acidity. Complex. Finishes long and engaging.

Domaine Rene Cacheux Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts 2016
Landed Price $266.50
Pre Arrival Price $199.95

Cacheux Rene Beaux Monts label Cacheux has a single 0.18 hectare holding of Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts. It is located just centimetares from Grand Cru Echezeaux. The vines here are 60+ years old.
 
To see a map showing the location click here.

Darren Harris: Just 4 Barrels from a 0.17 ha holding. Vine age 60-70 years. 100% destemmed. Deep red-garnet. Very pure nose of cherry, rose petal and marzipan. Cool and deep. Sleek, muscled and mineral with spices rising as the wine sits in the glass. A hint of smoke, typical of the vineyard. Refined and harmonious with just the right amount of tannin on the finish. A very stylish Vosne.

And his excellent Bourgogne from Vosne-Romanee....

Domaine Rene Cacheux Bourgogne Rouge Les Champs d'Argent 2016  
Landed Price $61.95
Pre Arrival Price $46.50

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Darren Harris: 
A single site Bourgogne from Les Champs d'Argent in Vosne-Romanee. Only 0.4 hectares so production is small. Bright red. Aromatics that immediately send you to Vosne-Romanee - small berries, violets and spice. Has the fresh fruit character of 2016 and the medium weight palate provide plenty of interest. I would have liked 50+ cases but the domaine could only find 90 bottles. Pop a case in the cellar and drink at your leisure. This is a superior Bourgogne from a small hands-on maker with wonderfully sited vines.

To view and purchase the wine on lines click here. You may also order by telephone (03) 9326 5737 or email tracey@grandmillesime.com.au. The wines will arrive in Australia in August.
 
Cheers,
Darren 

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We also have a selection of wines from the other side of the family available. 
Jacques' domaine is rich in Vosne-Romanee lieux-dits as well as the Grand Cru Echezeaux.
Take a look at the 2015 lieux-dit 5-Bottle Tasting Pack - a great place to compare Vosne vineyards at a very reasonable price.
To view the wines on our website click here.
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