Joseph Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches 1er Cru Rouge 2006 (6 x 750mL), FR.

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Overview

Appellation: Beaune Premier Cru Controles, Burgundy

An exceptional wine. When drinking the wine, the first impression is always clear-cut and the texture fleshy. The body is firm without being rough, well meshed without being heavy. There is great freshness in the younger wines. With age, the wine gets rounder. It takes on "gras" (velvety texture) and a more precise architecture, supported by silky tannins. It is lively and refined at the same time. There remains a final and most pleasing sensation of harmony, fullness and delicate tannins, as the wine lingers on the palate.

Region:
FRA - Burgundy
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Beautiful, deep-red ruby colour, with the bright sheen of great Burgundies.

Aroma

Intense and fresh nose for the young wines. Primary notes of red fruit dominate, such as Morello cherry ("griotte", or wild cherry), raspberry, blackberry. There are hints of complexity with smoky flavours evolving towards liquorice. When the wine is maturing, aromas of pepper, tobacco, humus and undergrowth appear.

Palate

When drinking the wine, the first impression is always clear-cut and the texture fleshy. The body is firm without being rough, well meshed without being heavy. There is great freshness in the younger wines. With age, the wine gets rounder. It takes on "gras" (velvety texture) and a more precise architecture, supported by silky tannins. It is lively and refined at the same time. There remains a final and most pleasing sensation of harmony, fullness and delicate tannins, as the wine lingers on the palate. An exceptional wine.

Vintage Condition

They have a beautiful ruby color, so typical of pinot noir. Their bouquet is pure, lively and conjures up little red berries. True to the various terroirs, the 2006 vintage has produced rather elegant wines in Côte de Beaune, but wines with more flesh and structure in Côte de Nuits. These most enjoyable wines - expressing the qualities of both pinot noir and their Burgundian terroirs - will be a source of pleasure now and in the future.

Cellaring Potential

5 to 40 years.

Vineyard

At the southern end of the Beaune appellation, next to Pommard. The Drouhin vineyard is at mid-slope, on a mild incline with an east/south-east exposure. It is the largest parcel in the Clos des Mouches (14 hectares - 35 acres), one half planted with chardonnay, the other half with pinot noir.

Vintage
2006
Region
FRA - Burgundy
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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Drouhin is one of Burgundy’s top-level negociants. More importantly it is one of Burgundy’s finest Domaines, owning some 25.9 hectares of vineyards from Puligny to Gevrey and 37.7 hectares in Chablis.

The Domaine plants 12,500 vines per ha - one of the highest densities in Burgundy - which encourages root-systems to delve deeper to compete for nutrients. "Those who love the Cote d’Or and its wines have much to thank Drouhin for." Remington Norman, The Great Domaines of Burgundy, 2000.

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