domaine duroche, gevrey-chambertin premier cru, lavaut saint-jacques 2017
DECANTER
95
BURGHOUND.COM
92

2017 domaine duroche, gevrey-chambertin premier cru, lavaut saint-jacques

Why We're Buying

Pierre Duroché utilizes six parcels planted between 1938 and 1981 to assemble this cuvée. The elegant pinot noir comes with a multi-layered body and concentrated fruit flavors. While Domaine Duroché Lavaut Saint-Jacques requires time in the cellar, it returned 108% on investment from 2017 to 2021.

Critics Scores

DECANTER
95

Decanter

A young vineyard that's 80 years old in part', jokes Pierre Duroché about this cuvée, made up of six parcels planted between 1938 and 1981. Scented, pure and refreshing, it has bright, joyful fruit, crunchy acidity and a fine dusting of oak spice.

BURGHOUND.COM
92

Burghound.com

Firm reduction masks the underlying fruit at present though there is good freshness to the solidly concentrated and powerful yet caressing medium weight flavors that possess a sophisticated mouthfeel before terminating in a minerally, youthfully austere and firm finish.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Performing well from bottle, the 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaut Saint-Jacques reveals aromas of red berries, plums, potpourri, dark chocolate and rich soil tones, followed by a medium to full-bodied, satiny and enveloping palate that's supple, succulent and open-knit, with a delicate core of fruit and melting tannins. Deceptively elegant, I would bet on this putting on appreciable weight with some time in bottle.

BURGHOUND
92

Burghound

Firm reduction masks the underlying fruit at present though there is good freshness to the solidly concentrated and powerful yet caressing medium weight flavors that possess a sophisticated mouthfeel before terminating in a minerally, youthfully austere and firm finish.