Hitting Another Level, Again
2016 Duroché Gevrey-Chambertin “Champ”

Posted by Ian McFadden

"This is excellent and very much recommended... 2016 is the best vintage that I have seen from the young Duroché." -Burghound

Duroché's wines were a revelation to us when we first tasted them. They had an unequaled combination of finesse, harmony and value.

Many years later, the wines have only gotten better. And thankfully, pricing remains beyond fair for the level that Duroché is working at in Burgundy. As Burghound's quote above highlights, the 2016s are quite possibly the most exciting collection of wines that Duroché has released.

Along with an impressive cast of Grand Crus, Duroché has great lieu-dit holdings in Gevrey. Duroché's Champ comes from two parcels in northern Gevrey, from vines averaging 40-45 years of age. Of their lieux-dits, Champ stands out for its refinement, freshness and detailed minerality.

The 2016 red Burgundy vintage deeply impresses with its cool profile and concentrated, soil-inflected boldness. In this vintage, which doesn't pull any punches when it comes to gripping palate presence, the "Champ" manages to be agile and lifted with an explosive and bright, aromatic complexity. The wine really impresses with its snappy drive.

Ever since Pierre Duroché took over the reins at his father’s estate in 2005, quality has skyrocketed. With that said, there's something about the 2016 that's especially compelling. It's leaves a serious imprint in your memory due to its rigor and simply how delightful it is to drink. Grabbing a specially priced 4-pack is recommended.

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

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits