Joseph Drouhin, Cote de Beaune-Villages 750ml 2015

France, Burgundy
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Back to 2015 and Drouhin continues to demonstrate what a class act they have become. When I asked Véronique that old chestnut of what vintage she would compare it to, after a pause for thought, she offered the 2002. "The 2015 has lovely structure but with a nice roundness," she remarked with respect to the reds, "whereas the 2005s were more tannic. In 2015 everything was good. Everyone was at the level they should be, from village cru to grand cru. There was nothing that needed to be declassified into a lower level." One knock-on effect from the depleted 2016 is that they have tried to purchase more fruit in 2015, although that is not easy when there is so much demand. That's where loyalty comes into play.' – Neal Martin

'According to the appellation laws, 16 different villages of the Côte de Beaune (Aloxe-Corton, Beaune, Pommard and Volnay are the exceptions) can be blended to make Côte de Beaune Villages. Joseph Drouhin carefully selects the grapes of only a few of these villages.

Here the expressive nose offers up notes of violet, plum and black cherry that complements well the delicious, round and seductively textured medium-bodied flavors that possess slightly better depth on the ever-so-slightly rustic finale. This too would make for a fine all-around and age-worthy house red as it needs a few years to unwind.' – Allen Meadows 88/100
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Bottle Size750ml
Drink ToDrink or cellar
ProducerJoseph Drouhin
VarietyPinot Noir
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