Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "La Romanée" Monopole 2015, Domaine Des Varoilles
Tasted at the Corney & Barrow annual Burgundy tasting this wine won my annual Tower of London Award. From the first sniff this wine sings a beautiful lyrical aria worthy of Pavarotti. This gorgeous Gevrey premier cru oozes roast plums, black cherry, vanilla and cinnamon aromas. It is concentrated, balanced, ripe, fresh with good length. Amazing qualities from a wine recently plucked from the barrel "en échantillon". Give it four years and it will delight both connoisseur and ignoramus. Scores 27-29/30 for a Gevrey premier cru.