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Domaine Joseph Drouhin - Cote de Beaune Blanc Stained Label 2014 SL

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Burgundy
  • Wine Maker: Veronique Drouhin
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
Bin End Date Available: 05.10.2020 Limited Stock: (3 btls)
WA: 88 to 90 (2012) JR: 16 (2013) WS: 87 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

A truly delicious and harmonious wine. Pale gold color, very bright. The aromas bring to mind honey, almond and lemongrass (citronella). As the wine matures, intense flavors of grilled hazelnut and almonds are in evidence

Winery Information

Domaine Joseph Drouhin

Founded in 1880, Burgundy-based Joseph Drouhin Domaine is one of the largest estates in the region, with vineyard holdings in Chablis, C?te de Nuits, C?te de Beaune and C?te Chalonnaise. Many of the grapes hail from grand cru and premier cru sites, such as the Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru in C?te de Beaune and the Corton Grand Cru in the C?te de Beaune. Stylistically, Joseph Drouhin wines combine balance, harmony and finesse, and many of Drouhin?s greatest wines possess cellar-worthy longevity... read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2012)88 to 90 pts

The 2012 Cote de Beaune was picked between September 20 and 28, and as well as Cote de Beaune fruit, the blend includes declassified barrels of village and premier cru. It has a simple dark cherry, red currant and pomegranate bouquet with crisp delineation and fine clarity for such a modest wine. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy, red currant and pomegranate fruit with a touch of spice on the brittle finish. Fine – what you might call a “breezy” entry-level Pinot.

JancisRobinson.com (2013)16 pts

Steely citrus and a very slight note of sweet spice and oatmeal. Dry and fresh and elegant but lacking depth on the mid palate. (JH)

Wine Spectator (2013)87 pts

Light in weight, this red offers strawberry, wild cherry and herbal flavors, with a touch of earth. Moderate length on the finish. Drink now through 2020.

Vinification Notes

Harvesting: by hand, in small open crates in order to preserve the integrity of the fruit. Sorting: if necessary, the grapes are sorted twice : once when being picked, the second time on the sorting table at the winery. Pressing: very slow so as to respect fruit. Juices from the very last pressings are not retained. The wine goes directly into barrels after "débourbage" (decanting of white wine to reduce sediment).