2014 Domaine Vincent Dureuil Meix CadotChardonnay Burgundy Rully
Vincent Dureuil is one of the hardest-working and most capable vignerons in the Côte Chalonnaise, and it shows in wines like this, which offer just as much intensity and richness as their more famous neighbors further north in Puligny and Chassagne. The smart money is on this beauty made from nearly 100-year-old vines, stacked to the gills with opulent, creamy Chardonnay fruit, toasty lees, verbena, honey, and butter. Give it a 10-year rest in the cellar and prepare to win any blind tasting challenge!
Vincent Dureuil left us baffled yet again at this seemingly impossible dichotomy, and his lineup was one of the true highlights of last spring's buying trip. We literally bought every bottle we were offered, something we have rarely ever done. Alas, despite our offer to completely clean out his cellar, we didn't get nearly as much as we were prepared to secure. These are quite simply among the most compelling and delicious Chardonnays we tried in all of Burgundy. To miss them would be a mistake.