joseph drouhin, beaune premier cru, le clos des mouches rouge 2018

joseph drouhin, beaune premier cru, le clos des mouches rouge 2018
JAMES SUCKLING
95
DECANTER
94

Critics' Scores

  • JAMES SUCKLING
    95
    James Suckling

    A perfumed and spicy wine with ripe strawberries, smoke and chocolate. Full, very savory and intense. Long aftertaste with lots of perfume. Fine, creamy texture. Really spicy at the finish. Drink after 2022 and onwards.

  • DECANTER
    94
    Decanter

    The Drouhins' red version of the Clos des Mouches combines grapes from the high and low parts of the Premier Cru and is a blend of seven different micro cuvées. Fermented with 25% whole bunches and aged in 20% new wood, this is textured, refined and well balanced, with all the focus and freshness of one of Beaune's most special sites.

  • BURGHOUND.COM
    92
    Burghound.com

    This too is quite deeply pitched with its ripe aromas of cassis, plum liqueur, spice, floral and soft oak scents. There is very good verve to the utterly delicious and slightly finer medium weight flavors that coat the palate with dry extract on the balanced and harmonious finish. This isn't quite as complex as the Grèves though that may well change with time as the track record of this wine developing well is firmly established.

  • BURGHOUND
    92
    Burghound

    This too is quite deeply pitched with its ripe aromas of cassis, plum liqueur, spice, floral and soft oak scents. There is very good verve to the utterly delicious and slightly finer medium weight flavors that coat the palate with dry extract on the balanced and harmonious finish. This isn't quite as complex as the Grèves though that may well change with time as the track record of this wine developing well is firmly established.

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