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Joseph Drouhin Beaune "Clos des Mouches" Blanc 2016

Winemaker's Notes:

"(Drouhin's largest crop in this premier cru since 2012): Pale, bright yellow. Pure but subdued scents of white peach, pear, white flowers and brown spices. Thick and fresh on the palate, relying more on its mineral lift than on its acidity for shape and grip; still a touch of apple here from the lot that finished its secondary fermentation recently. A very young, fine-grained, rather delicate wine with a subtly rising finish--and built to age. Drouhin harvested this vineyard from September 23 into the beginning of October." - Vinous *(91-93 Points)*

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

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Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
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Vintage: 2002 01/29/2009

A stunner from a great vintage whose wines are showing well now. Elegant fruit and wood, balanced, fine acidity. A special wine.


External Reviews for Joseph Drouhin Beaune "Clos des Mouches" Blanc

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Vintage: 2010 03/06/2013

100% Chardonnay and the 2010 opens up on a very floral and complex bouquet offering notes of white flowers and rose bud. On the palate fruity notes abound with aromas of roasted almonds and chestnuts evolving toward toasted bread flavors.


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Vintage: 2010 11/14/2013

A beautifully layered nose is remarkably complex as it combines notes of petrol mineral reduction lemon zest white flowers and a hint of wood. There is reasonably good detail to the relatively soft and forward flavors that possess fine energy and excellent length. I wouldn t call this a classic Drouhin Clos des Mouches but it is lovely all the same. Burghound.


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Vintage: 2005 04/16/2009

Die erste Begegnung mit diesem Wein ist von einem delikaten und konzentrierten Bouquet bestimmt. Über einem Grundton von Honig und Mandeln lässt sich in der Jugend eine Röstaromatik ausmachen, die sich im Verlaufe der Zeit zu einem harmonischen Ganzen entwickelt. Dieser Premier Cru der Einzellage Clos des Mouches verfügt über eine kristalline Struktur und über eine ausgeprägte Fruchtsäure, die auf perfekte Art in die mächtige Textur integriert ist. Das Finale ist ausserordentlich. Geben Sie diesem Wein die nötige Zeit, dann entwickelt er sich zu einer grossen Persönlichkeit, die ein besonderes Essen auf ebenso besondere Art ergänzt.


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Vintage: 1989 02/14/2008

This Chardonnay is distinguished by its elegance and velvety finesse. Dry, balanced and drinking well today. "Mouche" is colloquial for "Bee" and is the inspiration for naming this vineyard area as beekeepers began to set up their hives nearby years ago.



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"(Drouhin's largest crop in this premier cru since 2012): Pale, bright yellow. Pure but subdued scents of white peach, pear, white flowers and brown spices. Thick and fresh on the palate, relying more on its mineral lift than on its acidity for shape and grip; still a touch of apple here from the lot that finished its secondary fermentation recently. A very young, fine-grained, rather delicate wine with a subtly rising finish--and built to age. Drouhin harvested this vineyard from September 23 into the beginning of October." - Vinous *(91-93 Points)*

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