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Corton Charlemagne Joseph Drouhin 95 Jg 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

"Pale green-tinged yellow. Cool, brisk nose offers lime blossom, botanical herbs, violet, clove and powdered stone. Densely packed and penetrating, with dry stony and menthol elements that are almost painful today in their austerity. An extremely dry and uncompromising wine that calls out for a bit more sweetness of fruit-and bottle aging...90-93" IWC 09/10 "...Corton-Charlemagne and it is flat out gorgeous and unequivocally the greatest young example of Drouhin Corton Charlie that I have ever tasted. The stunning nose soars from the glass in a blaze of apples, lemon peel, stony minerality, dried flowers (even a touch of violet), vanillin oak and a whisper of youthful Corton Charlie herbal tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very reserved in its profile, with a rock solid core of fruit, brisk acids and great length and race on the soil-driven finish. A great, great wine in the making...95" JG 11/10

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

"Pale green-tinged yellow. Cool, brisk nose offers lime blossom, botanical herbs, violet, clove and powdered stone. Densely packed and penetrating, with dry stony and menthol elements that are almost painful today in their austerity. An extremely dry and uncompromising wine that calls out for a bit more sweetness of fruit-and bottle aging...90-93" IWC 09/10 "...Corton-Charlemagne and it is flat out gorgeous and unequivocally the greatest young example of Drouhin Corton Charlie that I have ever tasted. The stunning nose soars from the glass in a blaze of apples, lemon peel, stony minerality, dried flowers (even a touch of violet), vanillin oak and a whisper of youthful Corton Charlie herbal tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very reserved in its profile, with a rock solid core of fruit, brisk acids and great length and race on the soil-driven finish. A great, great wine in the making...95" JG 11/10

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