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2019 Domaine Duroche Gevrey-Chambertin "Les Clos" (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1520425 89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Le Clos is promising, unwinding in the glass with scents of cherries, raspberries, raw cocoa and rose petals. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with tangy acids and melting tannins, it concludes with a penetrating finish. The 2019 vintage—which began on September 9 at this address—is another terrific success for Pierre Duroché. Volumes are down, with yields averaging around 30 hectoliters per hectare, but quality continues to climb: Supple, dynamic and concentrated, all these 2019s come warmly recommended, but sadly they're increasingly carefully allocated. What's more, the 2018s, revisited from bottle, confirmed all the promise they showed last year. But what has changed since last year? In the vineyards, Duroché is experimenting with "tressage," rolling vines' canopies instead of trimming them—and to that end, he's pragmatically raising stakes and trellising wires so he has the option to hedge in a rainy, disease-prone vintage but can also opt not to in sunny, warm years. In the cellar, new oak continues to make a minimal contribution, but the historic emphasis on Tonnellerie Cadus has diminished, to avoid any one cooper defining the domaine style. Vinifictions continue to be rather delicate, with comparatively short macerations and little in the way of pigeage. (WK) Inner quote mark (1/2021)

88-90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark Discreet wood frames similar fruit elements though here the earth component is more prominent. The middle weight flavors are finer if not quite as dense with a lovely sense of underlying tension on the finish that is also delicious and refreshing. This could use a bit more depth and could be enjoyed on the younger side or held for a few years first. Inner quote mark (1/2021)

Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Le Clos, which is completely destemmed, has a lifted bouquet of brambly dark berry fruit and light sea spray scents that come through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins; a touch of balsamic on the entry combines neatly with the rather sultry black fruit. This does not possess the persistence of Duroché’s higher cuvées but it is very well balanced and fresh. (NM) Inner quote mark (12/2020)

K&L Notes

PLEASE NOTE: This pre-arrival item is being offered without any added tariffs. If there are applicable tariffs at the time the wines are imported prior to arrival date listed below, we will contact you with the option to pay tariffs to have the wine delivered, or cancel the order with no penalty. 90-93pts Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy: "Excellent bright purple, the nose is backward, the fruit on the palate very concentrated but firm rather than lush, in dark raspberry mode, very attractive, fills the back of the palate, modest but adequate acidity, and very persistent. Planted 1998 Tasted: November 2020."


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