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1995 Joseph Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc

Lightly elevated cork; light label condition issue

ITEM 8098395 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$120
Item Sold Amount Date
I8119156 1 $160 Feb 20, 2022
I8114128 1 $120 Feb 13, 2022
I8098344 1 $120 Jan 30, 2022
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RATINGS

92The Wine Advocate

..The well-delineated aromas are enticing and attractive (copious quantities of honeysuckle,anise and minerals). In the mouth, the wine offers a fabulous array of white flowers and deliciously roasted fruits. This full-bodied, refined wine

90Wine Spectator

A pleasure to taste. Full-throttle, quite racy and backed by a core of citrus, well-integrated toasted bread and smoke flavors. The ripe and oily texture envelops the palate. Long, tartish finish.

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 Beaune, Beaune, Le Clos Des Mouches

Le Clos de Mouches is a 62-acre Premier Cru vineyard in Beaune, in Burgundy’s Cote d’Or. Though Beaune has no Grand Crus, it has 44 vineyards that are either entirely or partly Premier Cru. Le Clos de Mouches is located in the southern third of the appellation, and like many of its neighbors, it faces nearly due east.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, 1er (Premier) Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.