Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er ‘Clos des Mouches’ 2010

Pinot Noir from France - Burgandy
Review Date : 19-Apr-2013
Fruit from 6.75 ha of domaine vines, average age 39 y.o., the wine aged 14-18 months in 20% new French oak barrels. Light ruby-red colour with some garnet hues. This has a full, voluminous bouquet with ethereal red berry and floral aromatics forming a complex amalgam with sulphide reduction and toasty oak, the nose building in intensity in the glass. Medium-full bodied, the flavours of red berry and cherry fruits are ripe and sweet, with a complex interaction of reduction, oak toast and spices and subtle earth and herb detail. This has a good core and growing density to the palate. Fine-grained tannins support the fruit and the palate has excellent acidity providing good tension and poise. The flavours are very long and lingering, with ethereal florals and savoury elements featuring. Somewhat marked by reduction at present, this should develop into a complex savoury red-fruited Beaune red over the next 6-9+ years. 17.5/20 Apr 2013 RRP $117.90

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