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2012 Domaine/Maison Joseph Drouhin Chambertin-Clos de Beze
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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 Chambertin-Clos de Beze

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

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92(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2014

(bottled at the end of October; includes some purchased grapes; vinified with 10% whole clusters):  Bright, full red.  Restrained nose hints at red fruits and smoky underbrush.  Then sweet, silky and dense on the palate, showing considerable power as well as some spicy high tones.  Saline, serious wine with an obvious sweet oak component and very good sneaky length.  This wine spent 26 days on its skins.  A bit shocked by the recent bottling, so my score should be viewed as provisional.

90-92 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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