Wines Included In This Case Are:
2018 Chablis 1er Cru ‘Les Vaillons’ Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Laroche (Burgundy, France)
One of the most powerful premier crus in Chablis, with an east/south exposure. The extra ripeness & old vines here have produced a tremendously concentrated wine, with a tight, mineral quality.
The wine displays complex aromas of flint, ripe pear & summer blossom. The palate offers intensely concentrated flavours of citrus & apricot fruit balanced by linear acidity & culminating in a persistent, refreshing finish.
2017 Santenay 1er Cru `Passetemps`, Jean-Claude Boisset, Laroche (Burgundy, France)
From the southernmost appellation in the Côte d’Or, this Santenay Premier Cru is a typically ripe & full Chardonnay, the south-eastern exposure lending it full, tropical flavours.
Unlike other Burgundian négociants, winemaker Grégory Patriat specialises in making wines from ‘lieu-dits’ or tiny plots of vines, something which accounts for the limited production of most of his wines.
2017 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru `En Remilly`, Jean-Claude Boisset, Laroche (Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France)
“En Remilly” vineyard is located on the Montagne du Ban, five minutes’ walk from Chevalier Montrachet in the Côte de Beaune. No bâtonnage encourages the mineral character & 30% ageing in new French barrels adds a delicate oaky hint.
The nose boasts aromas of citrus fruit, white peach & subtle notes of vanilla. On the palate, the flavours are concentrated & layered. The wine is well-balanced with bright, lifted acidity & perfectly integrated oak.
2017 Ladoix Blanc 1er Cru `Les Gréchons`, Domaine Chevalier, Laroche (Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France)
Made from h&picked grapes from old vines from a small Premier Cru vineyard, ‘Les Gréchons’. The site’s southerly exposure adds weight to the already high quality fruit. Lovely intense fruit & lively acidity make it a wonderful example of a top Burgundy.
2017 Chablis Gr& Cru `Vaudésir`, Domaine de L’Enclos, Laroche (Chablis, Burgundy, France)
The Chablis Gr& Cru Vaudésir from the dynamic Bouchard brothers comes from south-facing vines. While young, it is layered & intensely concentrated yet beautifully defined with linear acidity & waves of delineated citrus & stone fruit.
This wine was made from grapes located in the south-facing vineyards, which has resulted in a wine that is opulent with very ripe citrus aromas. It is approachable with a long & complex finish.
2017 Chassagne-Montrachet `Vieilles Laroche (Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France)
The Vieilles Vignes has huge complexity on the nose, with orange flowers & a dusty mineral note. On the palate, good acidity balances the richness of the body, & there is a touch of spice on the long finish.