Joseph Drouhin Beaune Premier Cru Clos des Mouches Bla 2009
"Bright pale yellow. Knockout soil-inflected nose combines lime blossom, crushed stone, wild herbs and clove. Then suave, spicy and aromatic, offering a rare combination of tactile, palate-saturating texture combined with a feeling of weightlessness. Very pure and perfumed wine that rises impressively on the back end, coating the palate with subtle spices. Connoisseur's wine. I should note that some Burgundy hounds of my acquaintance consider the Clos des Mouches to be the most complex and intriguing of Drouhin's whites on a regular basis...91-94" IWC 09/10 "The 2009 Clos des Mouches Blanc is absolutely stellar this year and is one of the best recent vintages of this wine in memory. The brilliant nose is deep and quite reserved, as it offers up scents of apple, lemon, tart orange, a great, complex base of soil tones, spring flowers and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and rock solid at the core, with grand cru weight and nascent complexity, great acidity and stunning length and grip on the stunning finish...94+" JG 11/10
DEDICATION TO THE DIVERSITY OF BURGUNDY With close to 90 different appellations, Joseph Drouhin offers a fascinating array of Burgundy terroirs in all their authenticity and subtle variations. A FAMILY HERITAGE For the last 130 years, Maison Joseph Drouhin has been in the hands of the Drouhin family. Today, the fourth generation is at the helm, animated by the same passion that inspired the founder of the company.