Sunday, February 03, 2013

Beaune 1er Cru "Clos des Mouches" 2011, Joseph Drouhin

Mention the Maison Joseph Drouhin and one immediately thinks of the Beaune "Clos des Mouches" blanc. So much so that I thought this is a monopole vineyard although it is not. Over the years the domaine has bought 41 different parcels of the Clos to build up a whopping 14 hectare holding half planted in chardonnay and half in pinot. This young wine is broad and mineral, fresh citrus and apple fruit, a dose of pear and an impressive structure. Tasted at the Justerini & Brooks annual tasting scores 23-26/30 for a Beaune blanc.   

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