Succeeding to his father in 2005, Aurélien Verdet tirelessly carries on the Domaine legacy of organic viticulture and chiselled pure wines. The Domaine now comprises holdings in the Hautes Côtes de Nuits, Vosne Romanée villages, 1er Cru Beaux Monts, 1er Cru Nuits Damodes and Boudots all of which are organically certified. Aurélien's passion for his vines, which are all meticulously tended to produce the highest quality fruit, translates to a very low intervention approach in the cellar. His wines are a pure joy to discover and to cellar.
"Red Rock Terrace displays a beautiful core of blackcurrant, crème de cassis and juicy red plums. Hiding behind the gorgeous sweet fruit, fragrant notes of cordial, cocoa and liquorice emerge with time in the glass. Laser-beam precision is supported by the finest, grippiest tannins imaginable. Those tannins carry the beautifully concentrated fruit to a long, long finish. Effortless and perfectly...more
"Brooding yet sensuous, Gravelly Meadow reveals earthy, savoury, meaty notes the nose, along with blackcurrants, blueberries and mulberries. There are subtle hints of herbs, tobacco and cedarwood. Once again, the tannic structure is impeccable and perfectly integrated. This says more about the superb quality of the fruit than it does about the 100% new oak. Gravelly Meadow is Diamond Creek’s...more
"Volcanic Hill shows intense notes of cassis, blackcurrant, blueberries and black cherries, followed by violets, cocoa and cordial. This is full bodied and opulent, yet the tannic structure is beautifully integrated and nothing is overblown – the balance is impeccable. It also manages to be seriously refreshing. Cedar, sweet spice, tobacco, graphite and the faintest hint of truffle all emerge...more
Beautiful, intense smoky red briar fruits, dried flowers and subtle oak spice on the nose lead to a palate which shows deliciously ripe red fruit swathed around a taut, smoky core. There is an ethereal beauty to the long perfumed finish of this wine. Delicious. Drink from 2020.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £82.28