2014 1er Cru Cazetiers Joseph Drouhin
|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
Sweet fruit nose. Round and (in the context of Drouhin wines), voluminous, yet still pinging with bright fruit - tight as a drum. Really rather beautiful, feels like a wine from rock, fine and long, a really rather wonderfully balanced Gevrey. Drinking range: 2022 - L&S (Nov 2015)
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(from purchased fruit and vinified by Drouhin). An intensely earthy and sauvage dominated nose combines notes of both red and dark berries along with floral hints. There is a seductive, even velvety mouth feel to the very rich, round and delicious middle weight flavors that are underpinned by dusty tannins on the well-balanced and persistent finish that displays less austerity than usual. This mineral-driven effort should also be approachable on the younger side but don’t let the velvety mid-palate fool you as this is clearly built to reward medium to even longer-term cellaring. 2024+ Rating: 93 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Apr 2016)
Lightish cherry red. Peppery fresh dark fruit. Lightweight but savoury, with nice dry texture seeming to add length. Drinking range: 2017 - 2024 Rating: 16 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2016)
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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