2017 Joseph Drouhin
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
Lovely Puligny like flavours. Quite powerfully broad - with a softish weight that reels you in - and yet the style is nicely pure and mineral. Clever balance between plush pleasure and purity of Puligny - which when done well is a signature of the 2017 vintage. Not as diamond cut as some years but with great power and it gives great joy. Well concentrated and quite weighty really. Drinking range: 2019 - 2024 L&S (Nov 2018)
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The 2017 Puligny-Montrachet Village is a little fuller on the nose than the Meursault Village, featuring attractive aromas of hazelnut and orange pith – actually quite Meursault-like in style. The palate is well balanced with impressive concentration, especially for a Village Cru, and crammed full of green apples and pears. A light saline note emerges toward the satisfying finish. Excellent. Drinking range: 2020 - 2028 Rating: 91 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Jan 2019)
Pale bright yellow. Aromas of yellow peach and spices convey more lift than the village Meursault. A step up in concentration and chewiness as well, showing more texture and acidity to its ripe stone fruit flavors. Still a bit clenched on the finish--even a touch austere at this early stage--but displays good grip and definition and subtle hints of flowers and saline minerality. There's no easy sweetness to this rather serious village offering.Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com (Dec 2018)
Despite the size of their vineyard holding, not all 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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