2012 Marquis de Laguiche 1er Cru Morgeot Joseph Drouhin
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Marginally paler aspect than the Meursault Perrières. Rich, full, harmonious nose. Again a lovely freshness and great purity. There's a distinctive ripe green fruit juiciness and lift - lemon peel, lemon oil. Very pure, very long. L&S (Mar 2017)
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This is sleek and racy, with white peach, apple, lemon and spice notes, offset by an underlying mineral vein. Shows plenty of drive, resonating on the long, citrus- and mineral-laced aftertaste. Best from 2017 through 2026. Drinking range: 2017 - 2026 Rating: 93-93 Bruce Sanderson, The Wine Spectator (Jun 2015)
Full straw-yellow. Pear and stone aromas are complicated by subtle herbal and floral nuances. Juicy and penetrating on the palate; tightly coiled in the early going. Boasts lovely subtle intensity to the sappy, savory pear, citrus and mineral flavors, with more complex notes of lime blossom and botanical herbs emerging with extended aeration. The dry, building finish leaves behind an impression of energy without any undue weight. This only gained in complexity with 48 hours in the recorked bottle. Rating: 92(+?) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Sep 2014)
Drouhin doesn't manage the Laguiche vineyards. This used to be sold as village Chassagne. Morgeot is a big climat and this comes from Le Grand Clos and Vignes Blanches. Old vines. Bright gold. Racy acidity and deep. Refreshing and even slightly bitter in a grapefruit-peel way. Racy. Long term. 2016-2022 Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com
Drouhin’s grapes come from the climats of Vigne Blanche and Grand Clos within this sizeable Premier Cru. This shows the classic Drouhin hallmarks of balance, subtle oak and focused flavours, but has an extra dimension from its own vines. Orange peel and citrus notes are complemented by cinnamon spice and the concentration that comes from old vines. 2015-25 Rating: 96 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com
Despite the size of their vineyard holding, not all of Drouhin's wines come from their own domaine, but most of the other wines do come from long-term contracts, such as exists with the Marquis de Laguiche wines. In all but name these wines are 'Domaine' wines, and the vineyards are cared for and the wines vinified with exactly the same care.
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