I had heard great things about Domaine Duroche of late and arranged a tasting with Pierre last week. We looked at the 2011's in bottle and the 2012's in barrel. All I can say is that if Tim Atkin was highly impressed with the 2011's he will be over the moon with the 2012's. They are stunning!
Domaine Duroche is a small 8.25 hectare estate in Gevrey-Chambertin. The domaine is run by fourth-generation Gilles Duroche with his son Pierre. Their Gevrey Chambertin holdings include three Village wines, three Premier Crus and four Grand Crus.
This is another domaine that has made incredible advances in recent years. Tim Atkin MW in his Burgundy 2011 Special Report includes Domaine Duroche in his top 25 Producers alongside Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Armand Rousseau, Georges Roumier and Coche-Dury!
The tiny quantities of 2012 Burgundy will make buying this serious vintage very difficult. Domaine Duroche had already allocated their entire production but they were eager to start a relationship and scratched up a little wine for us to offer.
When I say little I mean tiny. We have less than 13 cases all up!
To allow as many clients to taste this up and coming domaine I have assembled Mixed Dozens. There are only 12 of these Dozens available.
Each Dozen comprises:
2 bottles Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2012
2 bottles Bourgogne Chardonnay 2012
2 bottles Gevrey-Chambertin 2012
1 bottle Gevrey-Chambertin Champ 2012
1 bottle Gevrey-Chambertin Aux Etelois 2012
1 bottle Gevrey-Chambertin Jeunes Rois 2012
1 bottle Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux 2012
1 bottle Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2012
1 bottle Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru 2012
We are far too early for Burghound notes but I assure you these are terrific wines. Nothing like the wines of old. The style is fresh, perfumed and complex with the outstanding fruit of 2012. They are also fairly priced.
Normal Price for the Dozen $1112.00
Pre Arrival Price $946.50
To view and order the wine on our website click here. Orders may also be placed by phone or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember we only have 12 of these dozens available. Delivery 2014.