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1999 Joseph Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches

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ITEM 8572942 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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I8572942 1 $135 Dec 11, 2022
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RATINGS

90Stephen Tanzer

Fruit-driven aromas of raspberry and strawberry liqueur and smoky oak. Sweet and sappy, with lovely pure red berry flavors supported by firm underlying backbone.

18Jancis Robinson

Intensely fruity underneath. Fine scent and quite subtle. Really rather fine and elegant... Lots of fruit and concentration is buried in here even though it is still relatively unevolved... should be well worth waiting awhile.

90Burghound.com

An expressive and maturing but not fully mature nose offers up notes of softly earthy red berries that are nuanced by hints of violets and menthol that precede delicious middle weight flavors...

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

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) 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.