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April 28, 2018

Domaine Trapet Grand Cru parcel 2009-2016


Domaine Trapet weighs in amongst the biggest names in Burgundy, its prestige and global cachet is growing every year and it sells out many times over on release. Over the last decade its critical acclaim places it among the highest scoring of any leading Estate. We highlighted their finest holding, Chambertin, in 2013 as a wine on the rise. We flagged it as extremely investible, based on its relative value deriving from scores in line with Armand Rousseau Chambertin, but a 1/5 of the price. The average price for a bottle of Trapet Chambertin, across the last 15 vintages at the beginning of 2014 was £140, today this has risen 50% to £210. Recent acceleration has been impressive, for it rose 10% in 2015, 16% in 2016 and 14% in 2017. The average price for a 6x75cl case of Domaine Trapet Chambertin for a 95 point or greater scoring from Burghound is £1,850.


Interestingly, over the same period, the average case price of Chambertin rose 45%, so one could argue it has only just beaten the average; there is plenty more upside to be claimed. The average price of Armand Rousseau’s Chambertin is £1,300 a bottle, up 83% since 2014. Another important factor is the rising score of Trapet Chambertin since 2009 to 2015, it has average a score of 95.4, while Rousseau Chambertin, which over six times more expensive, has an average score of 97. It is noteworthy also, the accolades bestowed on Trapet Chambertin are also reflected by the Wine Advocate which can be seen below. Trapet have 1.9 hectares in Chambertin, producing less than 600 cases a year on average, which is very similar indeed to Armand Rousseau Chambertin.


We are delighted to be able to offer a superb selection of Trapet Chambertin below, all purchased on release and held in bond since, all in original casing direct from Domain Trapet. It also includes a case of the stunning 2015 Chapelle Chambertin, which has been awarded 93-96 points from Burghound and 95-97 from the Wine Advocate, which prices at £1,250, offers incredible value for money.


Wine Vintage AM WA Unit Price
Trapet Chambertin 2009 96 96 6×75 £1,550
Trapet Chambertin 2010 96 95-97 6×75 £1,750
Trapet Chambertin 2014 95 96 6×75 £1,230
Trapet Chambertin 2015 97 96-98 6×75 £2,250
Trapet Chambertin 2016 93-96 95-97 6×75 £1,800
Trapet Chapelle Chambertin 2015 95 95-97 6×75 £1,250


In 1919, Arthur Trapet, the great great grandfather of Jean-Louis bought his first parcel in Le Chambertin, a plot that today is considered to be among the finest. Today, Trapet Pere et Fils makes up the other half of what was once the complete Trapet domaine, separating from Rossignol-Trapet in 1990. Since taking over, Jean-Louis Trapet has worked tirelessly to reduce yields, using old low yielding vine rootstocks, high density planting and biodynamic methods to create powerful balanced wines with great ageing potential.

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