Catherine and Claude Maréchal have been stand outs in Burgundy thanks to the precise, elegant and finely scented wines they produce from their small holdings scattered on six Côte de Beaune communes. Claude began the domaine in 1981 and in the mid 1980’s he met Henri Jayer (The ‘Godfather of Burgundy: 1922-2006), who became a huge source of inspiration and learning. Since then Maréchal has, year after year, honed his skills and today offers incredibly fine wine, among the greats in Burgundy. These wines offer everything one wants in Burgundy but that is so hard to find - admirable concentration, purity and finesse combined with texture and balance that will see these wines evolve over many years. Claude's wines are not expensive for top level Burgundy, something very rare these days. We have stocked every Vintage release of the Maréchal vins since coming into Oz, which speaks for itself!
The quality of these wines is nothing short of phenomenal compared to the usual quality of the respective appellations’ Allen Meadows, Burghound
The Auxey Duresses (Village surrounded by Meursault, St Romain, St Aubin and Monthelie) is aromatically always a gorgeous highly sensual wine. It's a very high toned and attractive blend of cherries, plum, strawberries and a gentle floral top note. On the palate the wine is pure, medium to full bodied and very perfumed with good sappiness at the core, very refined tannins, bright acids and excellent focus and grip on the long, tangy and complex finish. One to bring a smile to those fancying fuller expressions and it is superb!