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1995 Joseph Drouhin Charmes-Chambertin

Capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

ITEM 7955773 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$185
Item Sold Amount Date
I7967925 1 $195 Oct 3, 2021
I7930146 1 $180 Aug 22, 2021
I7903951 1 $175 Jul 25, 2021
I7866355 1 $175 Jun 20, 2021
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RATINGS

92The Wine Advocate

Enticing nose filled with aromas of Asian spices and sweet cherries, the Charmes-Chambertin is gorgeous. Elegant and, yes I have to say it, charming, this wine has awesome purity of fruit (cherries and red currants) a velvety texture...

91Burghound.com

...elegant nose of attractively complex secondary fruit, earth and a touch of game leads to equally complex medium-bodied flavors that are both delicious and vibrant, all wrapped in a lingering finish that displays almost no "95-like" dryness, indeed this is largely quite well-balanced in the context of the vintage.

90Wine Spectator

Deep rich and spicy, this i grand cru n shows black cherry and licorice-tinged flavors, a fat midpalate and moderate tannins. Delicious.

PRODUCER

Joseph Drouhin

Maison Joseph Drouhin is one of Burgundy’s most venerable estates. It was founded in 1880 by Joseph Drouhin, who bought a 100-year old negociant business and began acquiring parcels in such legendary appellations as Clos des Mouches and Clos de Vougeot. By the mid-20th century the 148-acre estate was being run by Robert Drouhin, who continued to acquire vineyards and improve the quality of the wine. (Robert also purchased 100 acres in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where his daughter makes Oregon Pinot Noirs under the Domaine Drouhin label.) The maison makes Grand Cru, Premier Cru and villages wines in Chablis, Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune, Cote Chalonnaise, Maconnais and Beaujolais. Noted Burgundy expert Clive Coates has called the maison “one of the most perfectionist” of the Burgundy producers, and Robert M. Parker Jr. notes that Drouhin’s wines “are among the very best of the modern style of red and white Burgundies.”

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin, Charmes-Chambertin

Charmes-Chambertin is a 78-acre Grand Cru vineyard in Gevrey-Chambertin that traditionally includes the acreage of nearby Mazoyeres-Chambertin. For nearly 200 years the growers of Mazoyeres have been legally allowed to sell their wines under the more famous name of Charmes-Chambertin, and virtually all of them do. Charmes-Chambertin is the largest of the Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Crus, and it generally has an excellent reputation. The slope of the vineyard is gentle and the surface soil poor. But producers including Joseph Roty, Christian Serafin, Domaine Dujac, Faiveley and Joseph Drouhin are acclaimed for their Charmes Chambertin. Principal landholders are Camus, with 14.75 acres; Perrot-Minot, 4 acres; and Armand Rousseau, 3.5 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.