A Blessed Triangle: 2013 Duroché Gevrey-Chambertin "Aux Etelois"

Posted by Ian McFadden

A Blessed Triangle
2013 Duroché Gevrey-Chambertin "Aux Etelois"

When you taste Duroché, it's clear that important things are happening at the domaine.

Across the board, Duroché's wines offer a stunning depth of complexity and amazingly clear terroir imprints.

Along with an impressive cast of Grand Crus, Duroché has some great lieux-dits holdings in Gevrey. Last year, we offered the Gevrey "Clos," which sold out the day of the offer.

Today, we turn to Duroché's top lieu-dit, Gevrey "Aux Etelois."

Aux Etelois is situated in a triangle between Griotte and Charmes-Chambertin. No doubt that some of the magic of its neighbors rubs off on Aux Etelois. In Duroché's hands, it achieves a level of refinement and complexity that we rarely encounter at the village level. The old vines (planted in 1961) provide plenty of depth and punch, but the true headliners are the finesse and beautiful expressiveness that it offers.

The purity, energy and refinement of the 2013 vintage are on bold display. There's a vividness and crackling delicacy to the 2013 Aux Etelois that we love.

Pierre Duroché joined his father at the estate in 2005 and quality has skyrocketed. Thankfully, Duroché's prices prove that word still isn't out on the domaine. But these days are numbered. The Aux Etelois is a powerful example of this.

Duroché's wines are some of the most exciting Burgundies that we've tasted from a relative newcomer in quite some time. As you might imagine, he produces a tiny amount of Aux Etelois. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits