Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches 2017 (6x75cl)

Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches 2017 (6x75cl)

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Located at the very Southern tip of Beaune, Clos des Mouches sits mid-slope on the hill of Montagne-Saint-Desiré. Constant yet gentle exposure to the Burgundian sun ensures even ripening at a slow rate, allowing the grapes time on the vine to develop wonderful complexity. A predominance of clay is broken up with chunks of limestone on this sloping vineyard, and its terroir gives rise to beguilingly spicy, rich wines.

A sensationally elegant and utterly charming wine in 2017, Drouhin’s Clos des Mouches was awarded 94 points by Tim Atkin MW. Noting that the wine’s personality is “preferring to charm rather than overwhelm the palate”, this exhibits the exact characteristics which Pinot Noir obsessives evangelise over. Concurring with Atkin’s sentiments, William Kelley (Wine Advocate) was also charmed by this “velvety and beautifully harmonious” cuvée.
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  • Year 2017
  • Colour Red
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • Sub Region Beaune
  • Designation
  • Classification
  • Pack Size 6x75cl
  • ABV 13.00°
  • Drinking Window 2022 - 2045
  • Drinking Recommendation Not Ready
  • LWIN 102877520170600750
Reviews (5)
94 Decanter  
94 Wine Spectator  
93 Wine Advocate  
92 Burghound  
17.5 Jancis Robinson  
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Abour Maison Joseph Drouhin

The eponymous Joseph Drouhin founded the négociant company, which bears his name in 1880, having spent much of his early life in Yonne. His son Maurice took over in 1918, buying the first vineyards, including the famous Clos des Mouches, which we are delighted to offer below. An arduous process of expansion thanks to the nature of Burgundy’s patchwork of owners, Maurice was finally able to carve out quite the empire for his family, which endures to this day.

A titanic character in Beaune, Maurice both sat on the INAO committee and acted as deputy administrator of the Hospices de Beaune throughout the turbulent World War II. At the height of his powers, Drouhin even had exclusive distribution rights to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. However, he was unable to purchase a portion of the company, which subsequently went to Leroy. 

His successor was his nephew Robert Jeausset-Drouhin, who took charge in 1957. Still maintaining a watchful eye over proceedings, Robert has ceded main control to his children (and fourth generation) Frédéric, Laurent, Philippe and Véronique. Philippe Drouhin manages the vineyards biodynamically, and as of 2009, their entire range has the ECOCERT organic certification.

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