Domaine Duroche

Domaine Duroche

Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2017

Violets, red cherries, damp earth, spice, silky tannin 😋🍒⚡️ — 15 days ago

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Domaine Duroche

Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2017

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The 2017 Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru has quite a "bullish" nose with blackberry, wild hedgerow, clove and autumn leaf aromas that stride out of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a fresh line of acidity, touches of orange rind tincturing the red berry fruit. This gently builds in the mouth to a fairly intense red berry, autumn leaf and tobacco tinged finish that lingers for 45 seconds. Excellent. (Neal Martin, Vinous, November 2018) — a year ago

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Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Metallic, sweet spices, dried cranberry and strawberries, sweet and cool. Has plenty depth and sappiness for the plot and vintage. Very Duroche/Fourrier like. — 2 years ago

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Domaine Duroche

Aux Etelois Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2013

From magnum. Had it next to the stylistically similar Fourrier Gevrey VV, but this was the better wine for me - it had a little more depth and texture. Started of similarly reductive, but quickly opened up to scents of roses, intense red cherry, and smoky insence. The palate's velvety, mix of red and dark fruits, rich but offers lots of freshness with its crisp acidity. Minerality plays second fiddle at the moment, but is evident in the long spicy finish. I bet this was how it looked like when it was first bottled, so time can only make it better. 1er level for sure!

NB: From WH - This plot is located on the southern side of Griotte-Chambertin alongside the Claude Dugat plot and below the Duroché plot of Griottes-Chambertin. It is quite strange that this vineyard has been classified as village as it’s located so close to the Grand Crus.
— a year ago

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Aaron Tan

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@Ceccherini Cristiano Got that write up from Winehog - just for my reference. Aux Etelois, I've only had a couple of times. All Duroche. I reckon it's got the concentration and length to be a lesser 1er each time, but I believe this has much to do with producer. Same as Griotte I guess. It does have the reputation of being a lesser GC, but I reckon in the right hands... It's quite consistent. Same as Latricierws. Producer producer producer! Hahaha.
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@Aaron Tan
I 100% agree
I just wanted to mentioned too how important is the terroir
No producer can make an excellent wine out of a bad parcel in any vineyard
I recall Hubert De Montille saying in Mondovino how the terroir is 10 times more important than the vigneron/winemaker
And as an example you think of Rousseau Clos de la Roche where he doesn't really have a top parcel when Dujac or Ponsot do and make a better wine (IMO) than what I consider to be one of the best red wine producer of the Cote de Nuits(I know, the other two are not bad either). Anyway I just follow those lines too, producer, vineyard, parcel, vintage, but it is never easy.
I guess that's what makes it interesting. 👌🙏
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@Ceccherini Cristiano Agreed! Man can indeed overcome the factors of earth and nature, but their wisdom and effort can only go so far.

Domaine Duroche

Le Clos Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2016

It's been a while since I last used Delectable mainly because I haven't been drinking much (thanks for the kind reminder @Delectable Wine). The whole COVID situation has made it a whole lot harder to find good wines, especially in my hometown. Fortunately, we stumbled upon a list at a restaurant whose owner happens to be an avid wine lover too. While we definitely had to pay a premium for this bottle, it was so good to finally drink a well-stored red in the tropics, and a favourite producer at that.

Typical Duroche elegance, marked with distinct village characters and the vintage's fruity exuberance. The nose is ripe and generous, with fresh black cherries, crushed strawberries, pretty lavender charm, and a touch of earth. A whiff of volatile acidity seems to lift the fruit here. The palate follows with plush and supple texture, darker fruits taking centre stage, some warm spices, and a snappy finish. Expected a little more mineral crunch and a redder fruit profile, but this was still so easy to drink. Transparent and pure. Definitely qualifies as a red kabi.
— 5 months ago

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Bob McDonald

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Good to see you back Aaron.


@Aaron Tan Aaron nice post welcome back Cheers 🍷
Norman Gennaro

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Great to have you back. I’m sure your house wines aren’t bad either!

Domaine Duroche

Estournelles Saint-Jacques Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1999

Mark brought this bottle. Subtle nose of victory. Bright uplifting tones of conquering. Oh my. If Cleopatra were to drink a 1er Cru bottle with Mark and I while eating sushi, this is the bottle she would choose. — a year ago

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Domaine Duroche

Gevrey-Chambertin Champs 2015

Great for village wine. Intense with fine tannin. Vibrant with decent finish. — 2 years ago