Saturday, August 26, 2017

Great 2015 Burgundy - Drouhin 1er Cru

2015 Drouhin Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru...$99.99
Extremely complex aromas of wet earth, mushrooms and blackberries. Medium to full body, gorgeous, velvety tannins and a dense mouthfeel. Very Compacted and long. A clearly outstanding young wine. Drink now or hold.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling
Some of the barrels of 2015 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru were quite reduced, but eventually I found one that seemed more expressive with mulberry and loganberry scents, more incense with time in the glass. I like the conviction that this Chambolle demonstrates. The palate is structured with crunchy tannin, Morey-like in style with a precise and quite persistent finish that bodes well for the future. One to watch out for once in bottle, because it possesses the backbone that should see it age nicely.
Rated 90-92/100 Wine Advocate
A distinctly ripe yet pure, elegant and still fresh nose consists of essence of red berries, spice elements and a hint of tea. There is evident minerality to the wonderfully textured middle weight flavors that are perhaps not quite as elegant as those of the villages yet there is better depth and length on the slightly firmer finish.
Rated 91/100 Burghound

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