"Very fine" - Hitting The Bull's Eye:
2017 Duroché Gevrey-Chambertin Le Clos

Posted by Ian McFadden

Pierre Duroché has quickly become one of Gevrey’s most exciting winemakers.

When it comes to purity of expression and coaxing an intricate and subtle complexity from Gevrey, it's clear that Duroché has the touch.

It's impossible not to be wowed by Duroché's Grand Crus, but for us the true sensitivity and quality of the winemaking is best seen in the lieu-dits bottlings. They make abundantly clear the precision and attention to detail that's in play at this domaine.

The "Le Clos" offers a classic expression of Gevrey’s earthy minerality, power, and detail. There's drive, concentration and shocking finesse.

The 2017s are absolutely gorgeous. In fact, Pierre said, “I think 2017 could be better than 2015 and 2016.” Considering the high quality of the past two vintages, this says a lot about the greatness of the 17s. They’re a joy to drink now, but they seem destined for a long cellar life.

Pierre Duroché, a 5th generation winemaker, took over the domaine in 2005 and quality has skyrocketed. The transition gave the domaine a huge boost of energy. The wines were good in the past, but now they’re on a whole new level - and getting better and better with each vintage.

Once you taste Duroché’s wines, you're immediately convinced that they're important. The 2017s are some of the best yet. Don’t miss.

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

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits