2018 Domaine Duroche Gevrey Chambertin En Champ
Domaine Duroche is one of the brightest stars to appear in the Burgundy landscape over recent years, and with numerous comparisons to Domaine Rousseau the wines are now incredibly hard to come by. While the name is relatively new to the world, the family have been making wine in Gevrey Chambertin since 1953, and early on they aquired fantastic plots of Gevrey villages, premier cru and Grand Cru including Chambertin Clos de Beze. The wines are incredibly pure, have excellent concentration and depth, and show a fantastic translation of site.
Le Clos is followed by the 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin En Champ, from a parcel planted between 1969 and 1973 on the Brochon side of the appellation where soils are stonier. Exhibiting aromas of cherries, cassis, forest floor and truffles, it's medium to full-bodied and a bit more tangy and structured, with good length and definition on the finish.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2020)
The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Champ shows a little more amplitude than the regular Gevrey Village. Perfumed wilted rose petal scents and crushed stone infuse the transparent red fruit on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with a crunchy opening. A brittle-boned Gevrey (and I write that in a positive sense) with a stony, mineral-driven finish. Great persistence here. Superb.
Neal Martin - Vinous
Classy dense purple, with a little touch of reduction. Super-succulent with an intensity at the back of the palate, specifically dark raspberry along with the more characteristic strawberry fruit, and a really long, finely balanced finish. This is exceptional for village Gevrey. I love the finish.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy