Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Clos Des Varoilles" Monopole 2015, Domaine Des Varoilles
The Domaine des Varoilles hasn't had a high profile in the past but has excellent holdings and impressed the Imbiber's Guide team when we visited. Hats off to Corney & Barrow for representing them in the U.K. This monopole Gevrey 1er Cru offers succulent black fruits, blackberry, plums, black cherry. It's rich, impressive, ripe, lovely without being overtly complex. Combines the two essential elements of the 2015 vintage: ripeness and freshness. This is what will make 2015 a remarkable year for Burgundy. And having tasted 100 wines this week without a single dud wine you can buy with confidence. Scores 83-86/100 with upside from aromatic development.