October 26th 2017
Jeroboams of mature Burgundy are as rare as hen’s teeth. Well, almost. Expert vigneron and négociant, Nicolas Potel (of Maison Roche de Bellene) spent last winter sourcing mature Burgundies from domaines around the Côte d’Or, buying the wine ‘sur pile’ (already lying in bottle and cellared perfectly over the years). He only buys after re-tasting multiple times, and only ever from sources in which he has total confidence.
He and his team then open and taste every bottle to check they are sound before freshening up with a little protective carbon dioxide and re-corking. This action gives them the perfect opportunity to rebottle in larger formats.
After tasting through a range of appellations and vintages we have selected these four wines to offer, exclusively in Jeroboam (3 litre). All are available for delivery in time for Christmas and are perfect for drinking now. The offer is open until next Friday, 3rd November.
Given the maturity of the wines, we advise standing the wines up for at least 24 hours before opening so that any sediment can settle.
Gevrey Chambertin Collection Bellenum 2000
£185.00 per jeroboam inc VAT
Medium garnet in colour. This wine’s fruit is open and expressive, showing a true example of village character from an excellent vintage. The fruit character is sweet and deliciously Pinot, and it is drinking at its peak. Drink 2017-2020
Chambolle Musigny 1er cru Les Baudes Collection Bellenum 2000
£225.00 per jeroboam inc VAT
This premier cru lies right in the centre of the village of Chambolle. This example has dark, spiced fruit and a surprisingly tannic stature for a Chambolle. This has stood it in good stead for ageing, and the wine is perfect for drinking right now. Drink 2017-2020
Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes Collection Bellenum 1998
£295.00 per jeroboam inc VAT
One of the finest premiers crus in the village of Volnay. The vineyard’s reputation for a bold, broad style of Volnay with structure and depth is on full display here. This has fulsome, mature fruit, and a long finish. Drink 2017-2020
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Collection Bellenum 1998
£750.00 per jeroboam inc VAT
Clos de la Roche is one of the larger grands crus of the Côte de Nuits and is known for its muscle, power, and density. This example from 1998 still has a brilliant ruby colour, and there is a distinctly aromatic quality to the fruit. Dark berry flavours marry well with the wine’s natural stature and abundant chalky tannins tie the end in nicely to a long finish. Drink 2017-2020