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Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru 'Clos de Mouches' Blanc 2019

Joseph Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches 1er Cru Blanc 2018 is a wine that has gained almost mythical status for this Domaine. It has flamboyant aromatics that unfurl layer after layer over time. Clos des Mouches is named after the local term for bees, mouches à miel, that were often seen in this sun-drenched walled-vineyard. It has been cultivated biodynamically since the 1990s.

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Wine Region: Burgundy, France

Tasting Notes: An outstanding wine. Pale yellow colour. Complex floral nose of white lilac and white rose. Once open, fruity aromas come to the fore, evolving towards grilled hazelnut and almond. When the wine is more mature, the nose is surprisingly strong and fifteen minutes of aeration produce wonderful notes of white truffle, citron (cedrat), honey and nutmeg, elegantly meshed together. Very lively on the palate. Its rich texture is in evidence, but also its structure and minerality. It is round, but never heavy. Harmonious fullness in the aftertaste. This wine allies remarkably the complexity and elegance of a Bâtard-Montrachet with the power of a Corton-Charlemagne.

Food Pairing: Hand-dived scallops with a beurre blanc sauce


  • Tim Atkin 96/100
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  • Allen Meadows 93/100