2011 Rouge 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Domaine Joseph Drouhin
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
|Vineyard||Clos des Mouches|
Deep colour, still fresh but softening and opening, with distinctive black fruit and those light tonic tannins of the vintage. Keeps its movement and energy right to the finish. Layered and lovely Drouhin elegance - drink from now. L&S (Dec 2018)
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The nose is a bit misleading as it seems quite light with an attractive mix of red fruited fragrances. The palate has depth richness some brooding black fruit lightened a bit towards the back by mulberry and red cherry. 2017-27 Rating: 95 Derek Smedley MW, www.dereksmedleymw.co.uk(Dec 2013)
Rating: 17++ Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com(Jan 2013)
Bright crimson. Broad pretty fruit, very alluring and easy to love. Masses of fruit – such a spread! Already lovely. Very fine tannins on the end. Just a little kick of dryness on the finish but lovely mouth-filling stuff. 2015-2027 Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2013)
Rating: 89 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com(Dec 2012)
Silky and rippling first impression. Elegant and finely textured. It is ‘light’ in a good way with a open sunny, dancing quality. Subtle tannins and a long silky finish. The acidity is woven into the fruit with a hint of white minerality. Lovely freshness. A sophisticated and more complex wine. Fine. From 2016 Rating: 18.5 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Nov 2012)
Domaine Joseph Drouhin
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. 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.
Small refinements continue to be made here. The presses have been changed - a reversion to basket pressing for the reds, and for whites the presses are open - along with a number of other growers they are following the trend to think that slight oxidation of the juice before fermentation is not a problem and may add complexity as well as avoiding later problems of premature oxidation in bottle.
For the reds there has been the introduction of selective whole-bunch fermentation in the Côte de Nuits wines. The house style remains one that 'emphasises the natural elegance of great Burgundies' as they describe it.
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