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2009 Joseph Drouhin Clos des Mouches Blanc

I had this wine by the glass at the new wine-bar opened by Le Manoir just near the Hilton Hotel in Bucharest.

2009 Joseph Drouhin Clos des Mouches Blanc

Medium gold color. Complex and intense nose, with deep aromas of smoked citrus fruit, flowers and wet rocks. Full bodied, with good acidity, opulent on the initial attack, with very pronounced smoke aromas coming from a sustained minerality, with flavors of honey, nuts and citrus fruits. Medium to long finish, fresh, with mouth watering acidity and citric minerality. (91-92/100)

The smoke flavors are really interesting in this wine.

Categories: France
  1. July 21, 2011 at 11:15

    Drouhin must be the most reliable producer in Burgundy 🙂

    • July 21, 2011 at 11:33

      It is one of the most reliable producers. I would not say The most. 😉

  2. July 21, 2011 at 14:41

    Very reliable if you can pay 60 euros for a bottle. I asume the wine is still on fruit. In a number of years it could get better. Not too many, thou, it wasn’t such a great vintage, I hear.

    • July 21, 2011 at 14:46

      this is a white wine George so it has freshness. In time further complexity will be added for sure. The wine is pricey as it exceeds the 60 Eur level.

  3. July 21, 2011 at 15:18

    I know it’s white. But “on fruit” applies to white Burgundy also. I don’t need to tell you they have the potential to develop through time. Now, from what I’ve read, the 2009 does not posses the acidity required in the long run, but I’m sure there are plenty of counterexamples. Maybe this one here, who knows.

    • July 21, 2011 at 15:26

      I do not know much about 2009 vintage in Burgundy but this wine should age easily for 5-10 years and probably more. I misunderstood your statement about “fruit” initially. I would buy Magnums of this wine for keeping, not 0.75 ml bottles. The wine should be interesting to taste in 5 and 10 years.

  4. July 21, 2011 at 15:50

    They are respected writers, i’m sure you agree.
    Also there’s an interesting discussion right now about oxidased white burgundy, a fact experienced from the mid 90’s vintages onward.

    • July 21, 2011 at 15:58

      I did read the article about oxidized old white Burgundy wines some while ago. I have not tasted many old white Burgundies either, so it is impossible for me to issue an educated opinion. Therefore I do not comment on the topic.

      However it is a fact that starting with 2000 there has been a significant progress made in terms of wine techniques and technology, and that recent wines(from 2000 on) bear a higher approachability for earlier drinking and are more consistent in quality.

      As referred to those websites, of course Jancis Robinson is a well respected wine writer. BBR is a large wine merchant and it’s good they provide info about different vintages.

  5. July 21, 2011 at 19:27

    Cosmin, i’m no expert. But I read a lot. And I’ll continue reading untill 60-70 euro per bottle will seem afordable 🙂

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