Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Joseph Drouhin (Beaune) -- 2014 Part II: Côte de Nuits Reds Tasted from Bottle and from Cask Sample

Drouhin’s Côte de Nuits reds are excellent across the board. They also provide a good example of what I call the compression of quality in the vintage. Several of the village wines are qualitatively at the premier cru level, and several premiers crus are qualitatively at the grand cru level. Correspondingly, at the top end, it is only the last few grand cru wines that similarly perform above their expected level. (Continue reading here.)