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Joseph Drouhin Grands-Echezeaux 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

"The nose is deep and potentially quite opulent, as it offers up notes of plums, black cherries, coffee, herb tones, bonfires and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is fullbodied, long and complex, with lovely focus and mid-palate depth, moderate tannins, and lovely length and grip on the classy finish. This will be lovely wine. 2014-2040...92-94." John Gilman 12/07 "Black tea; ethereal peony and hyacinth floral perfume; musk; peat; and fresh red raspberry scent the Drouhin 2006 Grands Echezeaux. Inclusion of stems here does not seem to have resulted in awkward tannins or any vegetal notes. Tender in texture, with its tannins fine-grained and sublimated, this is one of those Burgundian Pinots that transports you far beyond fruits and berries, finishing in a rather mysterious realm of forest floor, flowers, stones, and mammalian wild things. Suggestions of iodine, fruit pit, and ocean water add further complexity to the long though discreet finish. Like so many of this year's Drouhin successes, this walks its terroir softly and is too charming and polite even to want to carry a big stick...93" WA 12/09

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 nose is deep and potentially quite opulent, as it offers up notes of plums, black cherries, coffee, herb tones, bonfires and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is fullbodied, long and complex, with lovely focus and mid-palate depth, moderate tannins, and lovely length and grip on the classy finish. This will be lovely wine. 2014-2040...92-94." John Gilman 12/07 "Black tea; ethereal peony and hyacinth floral perfume; musk; peat; and fresh red raspberry scent the Drouhin 2006 Grands Echezeaux. Inclusion of stems here does not seem to have resulted in awkward tannins or any vegetal notes. Tender in texture, with its tannins fine-grained and sublimated, this is one of those Burgundian Pinots that transports you far beyond fruits and berries, finishing in a rather mysterious realm of forest floor, flowers, stones, and mammalian wild things. Suggestions of iodine, fruit pit, and ocean water add further complexity to the long though discreet finish. Like so many of this year's Drouhin successes, this walks its terroir softly and is too charming and polite even to want to carry a big stick...93" WA 12/09

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