2010 Grand Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Aloxe Corton
Classification Grand Cru
Vineyard Corton Charlemagne

This is the domaine bottling from Drouhin. A fabulous Corton Charlemagne with all the mineral and citrus energy and power that this cru can deliver at its best. Now drinking well, but with a long future ahead.
(Jan 2016)

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Drouhin's 2010 Corton-Charlemagne is impeccably refined from start to finish. Citrus, white flowers and mint all take shape in the glass. This finely sculpted, nuanced, utterly brilliant wine possesses fabulous intensity and pointedness through to the vibrant, polished finish. I love the pure unbridled energy here. This is an exceptional showing from Drouhin. Readers should note that I tasted the domaine bottling that is sold in the US. Drouhin also makes a maison Corton-Charlemagne that is sold elsewhere, but that I did not taste.
95/100 (Aug 2012)

Note that this review concerns the domaine-bottled wine. Moderate wood influence fights a bit with the green fruit, mineral and citrus suffused nose. There is excellent detail and verve to the impressively intense and powerful large-scaled flavors that culminate in an explosive, focused and superbly persistent finish. Even though this is still very, very primary the underlying potential seems indisputable.
92 - 94/100 (Jun 2012)

(not yet racked): Cool aromas of quinine, mint and peppery spices. At once dense and weightless, with a strong stony quality to its highly complex flavors of citrus, white peach, speamint and menthol. Builds impressively on the back half, finishing quite dry and perfumed, with hints of lemon and lime and a fine dusting of tannins.
92 - 95/100 (Sep 2011)


Joseph Drouhin, founded in 1880 and still family owned, are one of the most well respected names in Burgundy, especially through their flagship wine, the iconic Clos des Mouches.

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