I have been following this superb Burgundy producer since 2011/12. Unfortunately, I’m not the only one who has tasted these wines and realised what incredibly exciting results were being achieved from some top Cotes d’Or vineyards.
Domaine Duroché is currently run by fourth generation Gilles Duroché along with his son Pierre, so they are by no means a new winery. But they have definitely emerged as one of the most sought after wineries in Burgundy over the past 4 or 5 years with consistently big scores from both critics Neal Martin and Burghound’s Allan Meadows.
Domaine Duroché Gevrey – Chambertin “Champ” 2014, Bourgogne, 12.5 Abv.
This pretty 2014 Gevrey Chambertin comes from vines planted between 1969 and 1973 and displays impressive aromatic violet perfume and pink blossom lift, lots of crunchy red cherry, tart red plums, summer strawberries and a pithy peppery leafy vibrancy ensure this is a complex glassful. The palate is medium bodied showing fine density, supple creamy tannins, and the most delicious fleshy, mineral laden red fruits framed by confident but not tart acids. Impressive depth, harmonious balance and a fine dusty, stony red berry compote finish. A winery to follow closely, with wines to beg for at allocation time on release. Drink now to 2030+
(Wine Safari Score: 92+/100 Greg Sherwood MW)