Domaine de Varoilles 2016 Burgundies. Second Shipment coming.

 

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More of these exceptional 2016's Last chance to secure back vintages
All available at our original 25% 
Pre Arrival Discount
 
Our first shipment from Domaine des Varoilles saw 6 of the 8 cuvees sell out soon after their arrival. The wines are simply fantastic.
So we have done something we rarely do and that is reorder more. So if you missed out first time around or simply wish to add more of these exceptional wines to the cellar now is your chance. At the same time the domaine has offered us a range of back vintages. If you loved the 2016's here is a great opportunity to source some perfectly cellared aged wines direct from the domaine. See the list at the bottom of this email.
These are tremendous examples of Gevrey-Chambertin from some rarely seen vineyards (no less than 4 Monopoles). 

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?
We offer our second order at the original 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
16 bottles left

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 
Normal Price $167.50
Special $125.50
24 bottles in stock from Shipment One
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 
Normal Pirce $191.95
Special $143.95
38 bottles in stock from Shipment One
Varoilles Champonnets label

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru La Romanee Monopole 2016
Landed Price $229.95
Pre Arrival Price $172.50
Varoilles Romanee Label
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
Varoilles Charmes label
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!
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2016 
Landed Price $378.50
Pre Arrival Price $283.95
Only 9 bottles left

Varoilles Vougeot label A 1 hectare holding. We only had 12 bottles of this wine in the original shipment. I served it at a dinner with some clients and they purchased every bottle. I was not smart enough to write a tasting note as I didn't expect to be able to secure additional bottles. I have another 12 bottles coming in our second shipment. This was an exceptional wine. Forget your pre-conceived ideas of Clos Vougeot and grab a bottle.
To view the wines and to order on our website click here. Orders may also be placed by email to luke@grandmillesime.com.au.

BACK VINTAGES

Great wines at super prices! These are not on our website. All are available at a 25% Pre Arrival Discount. We have 2015's, 2014's and a 2013. Stock the cellar up with some perfectly aged wine! To order please email luke@grandmillesime.com.au.

Qty Description Landed Price $ Special Pre Arrival $
4 Domaine des Varoilles Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2014  362.95 271.95
4 Domaine des Varoilles Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2015  393.50 294.95
4 Domaine des Varoilles Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2014  362.95 271.95
2 Domaine des Varoilles Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnet 2014  179.95 134.95
2 Domaine des Varoilles Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnet 2015  204.95 153.50
4 Domaine des Varoilles Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru La Romanee Monopole 2014  218.95 163.95
4 Domaine des Varoilles Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos des Varoilles Vieilles Vignes Monopole 2014  218.95 163.95
5 Domaine des Varoilles Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos des Varoilles Vieilles Vignes Monopole 2015  240.95 180.50
4 Domaine des Varoilles Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos des Varoilles Monopole Cuvee Prestige 100% Vieilles Vignes 2013  249.50 186.95
4 Domaine des Varoilles Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos des Varoilles Monopole Cuvee Prestige 100% Vieilles Vignes 2014  249.50 186.95
3 Domaine des Varoilles Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos des Varoilles Monopole Cuvee Prestige 100% Vieilles Vignes 2015  268.95 201.50

 
Cheers,
Darren 

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Bichot Lavaux Label
Albert Bichot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux-St-Jacques 2014
12 bottles available

One of the great appellations of the Côte de Nuits both in terms of size and of reputation, Gevrey Chambertin is characterised by a wide variety of different terroirs. No white wines are found here, only pinot noir is cultivated. These vines are situated along the slopes lining the exit of the Lavaux combe and are orientated southeast to east-southeast. The soil is shallow and light with brown limestone on the upper section and brown calcite towards the lower portion. The presence of clay is abundant on thick limestone beds dating to mid- to late-Paleozoic.
Wine Enthusiast - Roger VossThis rich wine is dense with dark tannins and concentrated structure. The vineyard, with cool winds from the valley behind, gives wines that demand aging with their tannins and fragrant fruit. The aftertaste is full of promise. Drink after 2022.
94 Points

Bill Nanson "The Burgundy Report": Beautifully perfumed nose, exquisitely perfumed over deeper fruit. Large-scaled, faintly saline, a little tannin at the base but also supple, energetic and engagingly complex. What a lovely wine...Mouth watering, almost mouth staining flavour. A bigger, slightly broader wine than the Vosne (1er Cru Malconsorts), and today, maybe better!
Normally $199.95
Special $169.95
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