FREE Delivery Next Day UK when you spend £75 & FREE Same Day and Evenings London and M25
Winter List at Swig Wines Winter List at Swig Wines Winter List at Swig Wines Winter List at Swig Wines

Beautiful red Burgundy at a sensible price!

Chorey-Les-Beaune 'Les Bon Ores' Domaine Maratray-Dubrueil 2016

Burgundy  of this quality and price doesn't come around often. We've just drunk the 2016 sample that Francois Xavier Maratray-Dubreuil sent us last week. It was brilliant. Even more approachable and delicious young than the 2015 was, and already there is a touch of sous-bois (the forest floor) intermingling with raspberry fruit. This is one the best-value wines in Burgundy. Gorgeous and flattering already, with good texture and a joy to sip now, with that magical 'je sais quoi'of Burgundy, I will be drinking lots of it this winter.
I visited a producer in Vosne-Romanee (home to the most expensive wines in the world) and tasted through their range of Nuits, Chambolle, Vosne, and Echezeaux. There were lots of vistors from around the world cooing and filling in long order forms, whereas I was unmoved and struggled to find any joy or beauty in these famous wines. It is the story of wine.
The world buys names. I next visited the modest cellar in Chorey-Les-Beaune of Francois Xavier Maratray-Dubrueil and his sister Marie-Madeleine where every single wine is special to them and sang a beautiful song. Each was so very pleasurable. 'Une bonne adresse' as they say.

 

SIGN UP to receive our
latest wine finds by email
'One of South Africa's best Grenache reds.'
'This is must be one of South Africa’s best Grenache reds. see more...
'One of the most ebullient and exciting new reds in the Cape'
Made by David Cope and Simon Wibberley this is one of the most e see more...
Decanter Magazine's MUST-TRY rose!
Located just 5km from the Adriatic coast, the estate was founded see more...
"A great discovery" - Champagne Collard-Picard Prestige
This is a great discovery, made by Champenois couple Olivie see more...
96 points Yabby Lake Syrah 2014 "This is a Syrah of quite exceptional intensity that takes no prisoners"
"Hand-picked from Blocks 2 and 3. Excellent colour; this is a Sy see more...
"Welcome these wines into your home now because [...] this estate is a superstar in the making."
"I visited this spectacular property back in May and have been w see more...