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2018 Gevrey Chambertin, Alain Voegeli

This is the third vintage that we have offered from this relatively unknown domaine.

Alain Voegeli is Jean-Marie Fourrier’s neighbour and a Burgundian vigneron that the world seems to have passed by.  He makes just one wine – a village Gevrey Chambertin – from vines that he has owned since 1982, and that he worked prior to that on behalf of his grandmother.  Now in his 60s, he continues as he has always done, making classic, old-school, delicious Gevrey.  The fruit comes from two plots: the larger one in Les Clos at the centre of the village, the smaller one in Le Billard, close to his back garden. 

We first tasted his 2016 in May, and purchased a small parcel immediately.  The 2017 followed and when we tasted the 2018 in early November we again bought all we were offered.  This is honest, well made Burgundy.  A wine that will please everybody and one that is drinking perfectly now. 

At £295 per dozen in bond, this is the least expensive Gevrey on our list by some margin, and it works out to just under £34 per bottle including taxes and delivery.  A very attractive deal.

Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Burgundy2018Gevrey Chambertin, Alain VoegeliBT22 \ 0 264295.001293+ FV26432.77777733333393.1093.10Gevrey Chambertin, Voegeli, Alain0.7510
Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

This is riper and more plush than the 2017 vintage and distinctly more polished than the 2016. The nose is ripe, with notes of cherries and a touch of toasty oak and spice. On the palate this is forward and smooth, with rich and typical Gevrey fruit. This is ready to go, and very much a crowd-pleaser. As with the 2016 and 2017 vintages, it offers remarkable value for money.

Farr Vintners, November 2021