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Chablis le Clos Grand Cru Joseph Drouhin 93 Jg 2008

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"The 2008 Les Clos is also superb, with the depth of fruit, precision of terroir and racy structure of the best wines in this vintage. The bouquet is a deep and classically reserved blend of lemon zest, grapefruit, kaleidoscopic minerality, a touch of flint, a whisper of vanillin oak and gentle floral tones in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, backward and very racy, with a rock solid core of fruit, excellent focus and exceptional length and grip on the long and soil-driven finish. A classic example of Les Clos, I would opt to give this wine four or five years in the cellar to fully blossom and then drink it over the ensuing couple of decades...93+" JG 11/09

Region: France » Burgundy » Chablis

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Winery: Joseph Drouhin  
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Joseph Drouhin:
In 1880, Joseph Drouhin, who was from the Chablis region originally, chose the city of Beaune to found the business that bears his name.  Over the years and with each generation, the vineyard estate grew.  At the same time, the founder's passionate search for excellence and knowledge was handed down like a family heirloom; Maison Joseph Drouhin continues to ensure this valuable ... Read more
In 1880, Joseph Drouhin, who was from the Chablis region originally, chose the city of Beaune to found the business that bears his name.  Over the years and with each generation, the vineyard estate grew.  At the same time, the founder's passionate search for excellence and knowledge was handed down like a family heirloom; Maison Joseph Drouhin continues to ensure this valuable family heritage. Dedication to the diversity of Burgundy has always been the sole focus and vocation of Maison Joseph Drouhin, as vineyards - mostly premier and grand crus - were acquired in all major areas.   Out of firm conviction, Drouhin has adopted a biological and biodynamic approach to viticulture.  Listening to nature: from vine to glass, at every step in the elaboration of the wine, a profound respect and deference to nature prevails. From its very beginning, Maison Joseph Drouhin has aimed for an ideal of perfection and elegance.  The style of Joseph Drouhin combines balance, harmony and character, providing infinite pleasure.   Thanks to its open-minded world view, Joseph Drouhin introduces the best of Burgundy to all continents.  Its active presence in many countries is the surest proof of its desire to get acquainted and understand other cultures and styles of living. Read less

"The 2008 Les Clos is also superb, with the depth of fruit, precision of terroir and racy structure of the best wines in this vintage. The bouquet is a deep and classically reserved blend of lemon zest, grapefruit, kaleidoscopic minerality, a touch of flint, a whisper of vanillin oak and gentle floral tones in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, backward and very racy, with a rock solid core of fruit, excellent focus and exceptional length and grip on the long and soil-driven finish. A classic example of Les Clos, I would opt to give this wine four or five years in the cellar to fully blossom and then drink it over the ensuing couple of decades...93+" JG 11/09

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