The wines of Brochon similarly suffer under their neither-here-nor-there appellation status, dumbed down to Cotes de Nuits villages in spite of their excellent location bordering Gevrey Chambertin to the north. I harvested here in 2011 with David Clark, and was mighty mighty impressed by the abundance of gnarly thick old vines and deep rocky soils in Brochon. The top of the hill Queue de Hareng parcel is easily the finest parcel in Brochon (where I harvested with David..), the northern neighbor to les Evocelles (Denis Bachelet makes a Gevrey villages from les Evocelles for just a few shekels more….). Again, the distilled, old vine single vineyard experience at a lower price point just because of….well….labels.
“(from Queue de Hareng in Brochon; labeled as Philippe Roty). An attractively complex nose features very fresh and high-toned notes of red currant, herbal tea spice, violet and plenty of earth influence. I like the velvety mouth feel of the lush and lightly mineral-inflected flavors that deliver fine depth and length. This delicious and harmonious effort should drink well young if desired. 89/2019+” Allan Meadows