The 2015 red Burgundies are a delight: they’re popular, delicious, and built to last. We’ve stocked up on as many as our shelves can handle, and hope to have them around to offer for some time to come.
After months of waiting, we recently received our 2015s from the Domaine des Varoilles in Gevrey-Chambertin. Our newest red Burgundy source has already found many friends among our readers. The Domaine’s intense, concentrated style marries perfectly with their classic Gevrey terroir.
The 2015 vintage produced excellent wines at every level — you don’t have to buy Grand Cru to experience its greatness. For proof of this, look no further than Varoilles’s exceptional village level Gevrey-Chambertin “Clos du Meix des Ouches” 2015.
The “Clos du Meix des Ouches” is a small monopole at the edge of the town. It’s surrounded by an old wall, which blocks the wind and traps warmth, making its wines particularly round. Today the nose is floral and nicely balanced, with a mixture of violets, pan drippings, ginger, soy, and cherries. The mouth shows perfectly ripened tannins and a long, vibrant finish — we expect it to improve for another decade or two.
Jancis Robinson found it “rather gorgeous,” finding it has “already lots of pleasure but with the tannins to keep it in shape.” Burghound found it “solidly concentrated” and “sleekly textured,” predicting “this attractive effort should drink relatively well early.”
If you have the cellar space and the patience to age this, you might call us up in a decade and thank us. But open a bottle today and it’ll be awfully hard not to drink the rest sooner.
Varoilles Gevrey-Chambertin “Meix des Ouches” 2015
Ansonia Retail: $90
2+ bottle price : $75/bot
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