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2012 Domaine/Maison Joseph Drouhin Clos de Vougeot
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About Domaine/Maison Joseph Drouhin

Any casual inquiry into Burgundy will invariably reveal the Drouhin name. Founded in 1880, this leading négociant and vineyard owner maintains vines in Chablis, Côte de Nuits, and Côte de Beaune.

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2012 Domaine/Maison Joseph Drouhin Clos de Vougeot

Producer: Domaine/Maison Joseph Drouhin
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: France
Region: Burgundy
Appellation: Cote de Nuits

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90-92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2014

Good bright red.  Medicinal cherry, licorice and fresh herbs on the rather austere nose.  Juicy, spicy and fresh, but showing less flesh today than the Petits Monts.  Saline and a touch dry on the back half, with lingering notes of herbs and spices.  Currently very tight.  Vinified with a small percentage of whole clusters.  This wine was made only with the high parcel in 2012, as the lot produced by the family's lower parcel in this grand cru was sold off in bulk.

91-93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Burgundy

The finest red and white wines of Burgundy set the standard for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. At their best, Burgundy wines are the world's most aromatically complex, silky, and seductive wines, thanks to their ineffable combination of fruits, flowers, minerals, and earth, and their ability to project flavor authority without excess weight. But first-rate Burgundies are produced in limited quantities. Burgundy is a minefield for the...
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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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