The wines are pure and spendidly rich. A new star.
— Clive Coates M.W.

Regarded as one of the rising stars of Burgundy, David Duband took over his family domaine a very young age and now has more than 20 vintages of experience behind him. Starting with very small family holdings David, together with his business partner Francois Feuillet, have added to his portfolio of wines through the purchase of some exceptional old Grand cru vineyards throughout Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis.

In recent years David has adapted his work in both the vineyards and cellars and in the last few years is producing wines with not only remarkable finesse and detail but also exhilarating intensity and freshness. Working organically in the vineyards and with low, though safe, levels of S02 in the cellar he also uses a relatively high percentage of whole bunch ferment and a low percentage of new oak for ageing and this is adapted to each wine as it needs. This results in wines of striking purity with fabulous depth and intensity without sacrificing the details of the origins of each parcel of grapes. These are wines showing terroir and the soil signature of the fruit for each parcel above all else. These are wines that are built to age classically and gracefully.

‘David Duband told me that 2017 was a “relatively generous vintage where we enjoyed both good yields and good maturities, which is not always the case as it’s sometimes one or the other but not both. There fruit was also very clean, and all that it was necessary to do was to eliminate berries that weren’t ripe. As is typical for me I used quite a bit of whole clusters in the vinifications, which is to say around 60% for the entry level wines, 75% for the 1ers and about 90% for the grands crus. Regarding the wines, they’re lighter in style but I like the sense of energy, freshness and transparency. They’re not really built for long aging but they may very well surprise people as to how well they can age simply because they’re so well-balanced.” Burghound January 2019

2017 Bourgogne – Hautes Côtes de Nuits Cuvée Louis-Auguste
’A pretty and quite airy nose reflects mostly notes of various red berries and floral nuances. The sleek, intense and subtly mineral-inflected lighter weight flavors possess a refreshing and bright finish that should enable this to drink well young and with a few years of age. (86-88)/2020+’ Burghound January 2019

2017 Gevrey-Chambertin 750ml + 375ml
’(~80% of the blend comes from Brochon vineyards). Generous wood and menthol characters surround the earthy plum and red currant scents. There is a completely different texture to the lightly mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that possess better depth but there is a hint of backend dryness that brings the finish up short. (86-89)/2023+’ Burghound January 2019

2017 Nuits St. Georges 750ml + 375ml
’(from La Charmotte, Aux Saints-Juliens and Les Plateaux). There is a whiff of herbal tea sitting atop the pure essence of pomegranate, red cherry and earth along with a hint of the sauvage. The lighter weight flavors possess a beguiling sense of verve that carries over to the youthfully austere and mildly rustic finale. This too could use a bit more depth but it’s undeniably pretty. (87-89)/2023+’ Burghound January 2019

2017 Morey St. Denis “Clos Sorbé” 1er cru 750ml + 375ml
’Like the Nuits villages there is a note of herbal tea on the relatively high-toned nose of airy red berries that are trimmed in enough wood to merit pointing out. And also like the Nuits villages there is evident energy if not density to the supple and delicious if mildly woody finish that offers much better depth and persistence. (88-91)/2025+’ Burghound January 2019

2017 Nuits St. Georges “Aux Thorey” 1 er cru
’An overtly toasty mix blends an appealing array of spice nuances with those of red cherry, raspberry and a hint of sandalwood. The refined, pure and sleek medium weight flavors possess mineral undertones that carry over to the textured, intense and focused finale. This harmonious effort is very Aux Thorey. (89-92)/2027+’ Burghound January 2019

2017 Nuits St. Georges “Les Procès” 1er cru 750ml + 375ml
'A more deeply pitched nose combines notes of dark berries with those of floral, earth, green tea and leather. The richer and more voluminous flavors possess an attractively refined mid-palate though the slightly short finish is drying. This may come together but it would be fair to describe this as very awkward today. (86-89?)/now'. Burghound January 2019

2017 Chambolle-Musigny “Les Sentiers” 1er cru 375ml
‘A brooding and all but inexpressive nose reluctantly reveals its aromas of red and dark currant, violet and soft wood wisps. The supple and delicious flavors also reflect the wood influence of the nose before terminating in slightly drying but not really short finish where the wood again emerges. This is tough to read at present and I’m honestly not sure how it will evolve but based on how it showed today, I can’t recommend aging it. (87-89?)/now’ Burghound January 2019

2017 Echézeaux Grand cru SOLD OUT
‘(from Les Rouges du Bas). An overtly floral-suffused nose speaks of airy red berry scents that are liberally laced with a lovely range of spice elements. There is markedly better complexity to the medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent punch and this sense of vibrancy also can be found on the long and quite firm if once again slightly drying finish. In this case however it appears that the dryness may be attributable to the abundant gas and my projected range offers the benefit of the doubt in this regard. (89-92)/2029+’ Burghound January 2019

2017 Charmes-Chambertin Grand cru 750ml + 375ml
‘(from a .65 ha parcel in Mazoyères). A beautifully layered nose assembles very fresh notes of red currant, violet, lavender and earth undertones. There is both good punch and delineation to the succulent and utterly delicious medium-bodied flavors that possess a supple mid-palate that contrasts markedly with the dusty, focused and youthfully austere finish that is sufficiently firm to make clear that this is going to require at least moderate patience. (90-93)/2032+’ Burghound January 2019

2017 Latricières-Chambertin Grand cru 750ml + 375ml
From a .30 ha parcel of 55 yo vines in the heart of the appellation between the vines of Leroy and Chantal Remy. ‘A perfumed and distinctly cool red currant and pomegranate-suffused nose possesses a plenitude of floral and spice aromas. The sleek, seductive and intensely mineral-inflected middle weight flavors possess fine mid-palate density while displaying excellent length on the balanced if strict finish. This too is going to require at least moderate patience and reward 15 years or more. (91-93)/2032+’ Burghound January 2019

2017 Chambertin Grand cru 1500ml
‘(from a .22 ha parcel). An intensely floral nose, especially lavender and rose petal, grudgingly opens to expose notes of herbal tea and fruit that derives primarily from the red side of the spectrum. There is outstanding intensity to the sleekly textured middle weight flavors though the dusty and comparatively austere finish is just dry enough to cut short the persistence. The dryness isn’t fatal but like the Clos de la Roche, it’s enough to throw the balance off. (90-92)/2032+’ Burghound January 2019

2016 Nuits St Georges
’(mostly La Charmotte and Aux Saints-Juliens; Duband made 9 barrels in 2016, vs. a normal 35): Medium red. At once very ripe and fresh, offering lovely violet lift to its blackberry fruit aroma. Juicy and firmly built, conveying good shape and verve to its dark berry and saline mineral flavors. The wine's chewy tannins are nicely buffered by mid-palate extract. An excellent village wine in the making. Duband volunteered that overly tannic Nuits-Saint-Georges wines are "not a problem of the vineyards but of the vinifiers." (88-91) Vinous Media January 2018

2016 Gevrey Chambertin
’(almost entirely from Brochon): Reticent aromas of black fruits and licorice. Juicier and livelier than the village Chambolle, offering lovely intensity and presentation of fruit. A more relaxed style with good stuffing for its tannins. Finishes with lingering red fruits and spices and a building floral quality.’ (88-90) Vinous Media January 2018

2016 Vosne-Romanee
’Two parcels; Barreaux and Ormes – top of the hill and the flat combined. A little perfume, some spice, not full force but still a very attractive nose. Ooh, deep and fresh, a little edge of modest tannin, width and a cushioned intensity. Excellent…little finishing waves of flavour radiating from the core.’ Bill Nanson, Burgundy Report, June 2018

2016 Chambolle-Musigny “Les Sentiers” 1er cru
’(this site was not frosted): Bright, dark red. Red cherry liqueur on the ripe nose, leavened by tart red berries and spices. Fat, plush and sweet; in a very supple style, with no shortage of concentration. In its impression of volume without weight, this wine makes a good transition between Duband's premier crus and grand crus. Finishes rich, sweet, ripely tannic and very long, with palate-saturating fruit and late floral lift.’ (91-93) Vinous Media January 2018

2016 Charmes-Chambertin Grand cru
’(from Mazoyères-Chambertin; a majority of these vines were planted in 1920): Moderately saturated medium red. Very deep nose combines ripe raspberry, spices and sexy soil tones. Very rich, fat and ripe, conveying a liqueur-like quality to its red fruit flavors. Concentrated, broad wine with lovely balancing acidity to leaven its fruit sweetness. Finishes with serious tannic grip but no dryness. Really saturates the palate on the broad, long finish. (Incidentally, Duband purchased half of this parcel two years ago and is beginning to replant it.)’ (93-95) Vinous Media January 2018

2015 Nuits St Georges
’(from La Charmotte, Aux Saints-Juliens and Les Plateaux). A cool and ripe nose once again presents a markedly different aromatic profile with its ripe yet cool array of sauvage-tinged aromas of red and dark berries, freshly turned earth and humus nuances. There is excellent delineation and verve to the utterly delicious medium weight flavors that terminate in a saline, clean, focused and beautifully intense and persistent finish. Lovely juice. (89-91)/2022+’ Burghound January 2018

2015 Gevrey Chambertin
’(~80% of the blend comes from Brochon vineyards). Interestingly this is aromatically similar to the Cuvée Louis-Auguste though the earth character is more pronounced. That’s where the similarity stops however as this is notably denser and more serious with its sleek and intense medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent depth and persistence on the balanced and youthfully austere finale. This too is quite good and worth considering. (89-91)/2022+’ Burghound January 2018

2015 Vosne-Romanee
’(from Les Barreaux and Les Ormes). A completely different aromatic profile is present here with its notably spicier nose of plum, violet, soy and sandalwood scents. There is excellent richness to the seductively textured and refined medium-bodied flavors that possess fine depth and solid persistence on the ever-so-mildly warm finish. (88-91)/2021+’ Burghound January 2018

2015 Morey St. Denis “Clos Sorbé”
’A background application of wood frames both red and dark currant aromas that are laced with floral, earth and a hint of anise. The generously proportioned medium weight flavors also possess a seductive mouth feel thanks to the abundant amount of dry extract that serves to buffer the moderately firm tannic spine on the mildly austere finish where a hint of bitter cherry emerges. (89-92)/2023+’ Burghound January 2018

2014 Vosne-Romanee
’(from the lieux-dits Les Barreaux and Aux Ormes; vinified with 60% whole clusters): Perfumed, very clean aromas and flavors of crushed raspberry, black cherry and spices. Quite juicy and penetrating, more tightly wound and less easygoing than the Gevrey villages. This firmly tannic wine will need at least a couple years in the cellar.’ (87-90) Vinous Media, Jan 2016

2014 Nuits St Georges
’(from vines mostly near Brochon and some in La Justice; tasted from cuve; Duband makes 12,000 bottles of this wine, mostly from purchased grapes): Bright medium red. A touch of reduction to the aromas of strawberry, raspberry, cherry, underbrush and spices. Deeper and smokier than the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Louis Auguste, offering ripe strawberry and saline flavors. Also has more texture and flesh to support its firm tannins. Finishes with attractive lingering perfume.’ (87-89) Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media, Jan 2016

2014 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Les Proces
’Very smooth and spice with a meaty edge to the nose. The palate is vivid and structured with black cherry and blackcurrant fruit. Dense and structural, and quite lovely. Massive potential: Grand Cru quality. 95/100.’ Jamie Goode, May 2019

2014 Echezeaux Grand cru
’(from 80-year-old vines; 45% new): Bright, dark red. The nose shows an almost liqueur-like quality to the aromas of candied cherry and raspberry. Then plush and sweet in the mouth but with a firm mineral underpinning to the wine's primary red fruit flavors. Turns much tighter on the back half, finishing with a darker fruit character, brooding medicinal reserve, and notes of herbs and mint. The wine's solid tannins still call for more élevage.’ (91-93) Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media, Jan 2016

2014 Chambertin Grand cru
’(from vines next to Leroy, with both parcels coming from the original Domaine Remy estate; vinified with 100% whole clusters): Moderately saturated medium red. Outstanding finesse and lift to the perfumed aromas of rose petal, spices and earth. Wonderfully suave and deep, displaying outstanding nuance and energy to the seamless flavors of red fruits, flowers, minerals and spices; more red than black in character. Finishes with noble tannins and outstanding rising length. Utterly palate-staining but with zero impression of heaviness. Superb, classy Chambertin in the making.’ (92-95) Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media, Jan 2016

2013 Vosne-Romanee
15 barrels from 2 plots of vines located in “Les Barreaux” (about 90% of the blend) which borders Grand cru Richebourg and the great 1er cru Cros Parantoux, high on the slope above the village and from “Aux Ormes” (about 10% of the blend) which lies on the northern side of the village and further down-slope from Romanee St Vivant. Exceptional complexity and depth for villages level and will age superbly. “While this is also notably floral there is a much broader range of spice elements present on the elegant nose of raspberry, violet and pomegranate aromas. The suave, round and succulent medium weight flavors possess plenty of mid-palate stuffing before terminating in a rich if ever-so-mildly austere and firm finish that delivers excellent length for a villages level wine. Recommended. (89-91)/2020+” January 2015

2013 Gevrey Chambertin
From several parcels of old vines averaging 65yo located mostly north of Gevrey Chambertin with 10% coming from closer to Morey St Denis below the village. Vinified with about 50% whole bunch and aged in 30% new oak, 70% older oak. “This is also markedly floral with a very fresh nose of red berry liqueur-like aromas that are liberally laced with earth scents. There is excellent volume to the suave and very round medium-bodied flavors that display a lovely bead of minerality on the dusty, lingering and complex finale. This will need a few years of bottle age to round out but I really like the delivery. (88-91)/2019+” January 2015

2013 Chambolle Musigny
From average 40 yo vines in the lieu dits of Les Chardannes and Les Herbues which are located lower down the slope from Bonnes Mares. Vinified with about 50-60% whole bunch and around 30% new oak. Very finely perfumed and with excellent depth for village. Very Chambolle in character with perfume and finesse and the fine silky tannins so typical of Chambolle.

2013 Nuits St Georges 1er cru “aux Thorey”
From 60yo vines located quite high on the slope close to the border with Vosne Romanee. Vinified with 70% whole bunch and 60% of barrels from 1-3 years old and just 40% new oak.
’Bright, deep red. Very dark aromas of inky black cherry, blackberry and violet. Juicy, pure and nicely delineated, conveying strong energy to the dark berry flavors. Still a bit youthfully unforthcoming but texturally fine-grained, not hard. A bit inky throughout. Finishes firmly tannic but not dry. Crystalline and long but this wine will need patience.’ 90+ Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media, March 2016

2013 Nuits St Georges 1er cru “les Proces”
From 30yo vines located just above the southern entrance to Nuits. 70% whole bunch, 40% new oak. “A linear, energetic wine, the 2013 Nuits St. Georges Les Procès is laced with bright red stone fruit and floral overtones. These limestone-rich soils confer a level of tension that is impossible to miss. The pulsating vibrancy of the Procès is classic 2013. This is yet another strong showing from David Duband.’ (91-94) Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, April 2015

2013 Chambolle Musigny 1er cru “Les Sentiers” - from 45yo vines located just below Grand cru Bonnes Mares. Vinified with about 70% whole bunch, 40% new oak. “An airy, elegant and pure nose displays a mix of mostly red berry fruit scents where there is also plenty of floral character along with hints of earth, spice and smoke. Here too there is excellent volume to the sleekly muscular and more mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that possess a dusty mouth feel on the palate coating, balanced and beautifully persistent finish. This is powerful if not quite as powerful and I like the balance. (90-92)/2023+” January 2015

2013 Echezeaux Grand cru
80% whole bunch - from 70+ yo vines in Les Rouges du Bas purchased from the Louis Remy family. “This is also mildly reduced but not so much that the spice and floral characters are invisible. There is a much different texture here with its lush and generous rather than muscular palate feel to the seductively textured flavors that culminate in a structured, dusty and extract-rich finish. While this will reward extended keeping the richness is such that it should drink reasonably well young too. (90-93)/2025+” January 2015

2013 Clos de la Roche Grand cru
Just 2 barrels produced from 65yo old vines located in the heart of the old original part of “Le Clos de la Roche” purchased from the Louis Remy holdings. Vinified with about 80% whole bunch and 40% new oak. “An intensely floral nose features notes of violets, lilac and rose petal along with hints of Asian tea, game and earth on the mix of both red and blue pinot fruit aromas. There is superb intensity to the powerful and overtly muscular medium weight plus flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the structured and explosively persistent finish. This is a big but not rustic Clos de la Roche that should amply reward long-term cellaring and in any event will need it. (91-94)/2028+” January 2015

2013 Chambertin Grand cru
Just 2 barrels produced from 50+60 yo vines vinified with 90% whole bunch. “(from a .22 ha parcel). An airy, elegant and pure nose displays a mix of mostly red berry fruit scents where there is also plenty of floral character along with hints of earth, spice and smoke. Here too there is excellent volume to the sleekly muscular and more mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that possess a dusty mouth feel on the palate coating, balanced and beautifully persistent finish. This is powerful if not quite as powerful and I like the balance. (92-94)/2028+” January 2015

“..if 2012 is some rough combination of 2009 and 2010, then 2013 is like a riper and better balanced 2008 or perhaps a less powerful and more approachable 2010.” January 2015

2012 Latricieres Chambertin Grand cru - 80% whole bunch Very old vines from those purchased from the Louis Remy holdings. "A distinctly cool and ultra-restrained nose of airy floral, wet stone, humus and various red berry scents introduces broad-shouldered and intense but not massive flavors that possess terrific delineation and underlying tension. I really like the focused yet generous mid-palate that firms up substantially on the understated and mineral-driven finish that displays a bit of austerity but less than say the Clos del la Roche. In sum this is a classic Latricières that combines good power with finesse. (91-94)/2024+” April 2014

2012 Charmes Chambertin Grand cru  From 90 yo vines located in Mazoyeres-Chambertin from those purchased from the Louis Remy holdings. Vinified with 70% whole bunch and 40% new oak. Very perfumed and expansive aromas. At this early stage the wine is quite closed on the palate showing very fine tannins and all the finesse and delicacy that is typical of this Grand cru that borders Chambertin.