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2011 Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc...$99.99
Pale, bright lemon-yellow. Backward nose hints at pineapple and smoky reduction. Much less harmonious today--and less vibrant--than the 2010 version, with a distinctly oily texture to the pineapple flavor. Hard to taste right now owing to the CO2 and the wine's edgy acidity. This will require another look next year. 89-92 points
Rated 89-92/100 Stephen Tanzer
2011 Drouhin Puligny Montrachet AC...$57.99
Bright pale yellow with green highlights. Reticent, pure aromas of lemon, lime, white peach and white pepper. Juicy and brisk on the palate, with very good cut to the peach and pepper flavors. Bright, harmonious acidity gives this village wine lovely energy and back-end lift.
Rated 87-90/100 Stephen Tanzer
2011 Drouhin Chassagne Montrachet AC....$49.99
Pale bright yellow. Subdued aromas of ripe pear and white flowers. Sweet, supple and pliant, with a dominant flavor of pear drop. In a soft, very ripe style but not heavy. The wine's fruit carries nicely on the lingering finish.
Rated 87-89 Stephen Tanzer
2011 Drouhin Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Marquis de Laguiche...$99.99
Pale yellow. Sexy aromas of lime blossom, white flowers and ginger. Intense flavors of citrus peel, flowers, spices and fresh herbs are given cut by bright, integrated acidity. Nicely concentrated, spicy wine with a long, bright aftertaste. Showing very well today.
Rated 89-92/100 Stephen Tanzer
2011 Drouhin Meursault AC...$45.99
Pale straw-yellow. Yellow peach, ginger and flowers on the nose. Fat and sweet but a bit youthfully aggressive, offering good volume but less flavor intensity than the 2010 model. Finishes bright and spicy but a bit dry-edged.
Rated 86-88/100 Stephen Tanzer
2011 Drouhin Chambolle Musigny Amoureuses...$399.99 SOLD OUT
Medium red with ruby highlights. Very fresh, highly aromatic nose combines blackberry, black cherry, violet and crushed rock. Juicy and tightly wound on first taste but essentially creamy in the middle palate, displaying lovely black fruit and floral perfume. Very fine-grained and long, finishing with firm tannins, well-integrated acidity and resounding savory and mineral qualities. Just a tad warm today at 13.5% alcohol but this should turn out very well.
Rated 91-94/100 Stephen Tanzer
2011 Drouhin Gevrey Chambertin AC...$49.99
Bright dark red. Candied dark berries, dark chocolate, licorice and minerals on the nose; rather Vosne-like. Supple, sweet and nicely ripe, showing an almost creamy texture but limited definition. Finishes with ripe tannins and a lingering, restrained sweetness.
Rated 87-89/100 Stephen Tanzer
2011 Drouhin Musigny Grand Cru...$649.99 SOLD OUT
Good deep red. Captivating aromas of blueberry, violet, coffee bean, white pepper and crushed stone. Juicy on entry, then tight and imploded in the middle, with an energetic core of fruit currently dominated by the wine's structure. Most impressive today on the rising, expanding back end, which saturates the mouth with dusty minerality. This will need eight to ten years of cellaring.
Rated 92-95/100 Stephen Tanzer2011 Drouhin Clos des Mouches Rouge....$99.99
Bright medium-deep red. Musky aromas of dark berries, licorice and minerals. Juicy, suave and fine-grained, with dark fruit flavors complicated by enticing subtle minerality and a whiff of game bird. Dry, classic wine with good density and and depth. Finishing flavors of dark berries, flowers and minerals give lovely lift to the primary back end. Really refreshing stony energy here.
Rated 90-92/100 Stephen Tanzer
2011 Drouhin Bonnes Mares Grand Cru...$499.99
Bright red-ruby. Knockout nose combines dark berries, brown spices, mocha and earth. Dense and supple in the mouth, offering captivating early sweetness for Bonnes-Mares. Has the creamy middle to buffer its brisk but harmonious acidity and firm tannic spine. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this very promising young wine shut down in bottle within the next year or two.
Rated 91-94 Stephen Tanzer
2011 Drouhin Cotes de Beaune...$32.99
2011 Drouhin Cotes de Beaune Villages...$23.99
2011 Drouhin Chorey Les Beaune...$32.99