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TastersguildNY Joseph Drouhin And Domaine Drouhin Portfolio

TastersguildNY Joseph Drouhin And Domaine Drouhin Portfolio

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Speaker William Short, Regional Manager Dreyfus Ashby & Co

Since 1880 Maison Joseph Drouhin has built a reputation for wines that primarily reflect their individual terroir and vintage. Faithfully preserving individuality of each appellation, the Drouhin firm constantly strives for wines of breed, finesse and elegance.

Today, the Drouhin firm markets the whole gamut of Burgundy Appellations from Laforet Bourgogne, a high-quality regional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, to the rare and much-coveted Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche often referred to as the best dry white wine in the world. This great estate has evolved over the years, with important holdings in Côte de Beaune, Côte de Nuits, Chablis and, most recently, Oregon.

Vineyards total 150 acres in Burgundy, and more than 125 acres in Oregon. As a result of its historic location deep in the heart of Beaune, its size and quality of vineyards, Maison Joseph Drouhin is uniquely placed to uphold the true Burgundian style. We enjoyed a fun evening tasting 9 incredible wines; 7 from Burgundy and 2 from Oregon. Drouhin Puligny Montrachet 2010 was the favorite White. Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches Red 2009 was the favorite Red. All cheese was provided by Cabot Cheese Vermont.

Flight I: White Votes Full Retail Price $
Drouhin Vaudon Chablis 2010
Grape: 100% Chardonnay. Kimmeridgian Limestone soil contains millions of tiny marine fossils embedded in a whitish mortar. The marine origin gives the wines a unique flavor. Pale gold color. Fresh, citrus aromas of lemons and grapefruit. Dry and fruity wine with crisp mineral notes. An elegant wine with a long finish.
13 $23.00
Drouhin Rully 2010
Grape: 100 % Chardonnay. Aged in barrels 20% new Oak for 6-8 months. Brilliant white gold color. Nose is fresh and fruity, with almond, vanilla notes. Balanced, fresh and elegant on the palate with a long finish.
6 $21.00
Drouhin Montagny 2009
Grape: 100% Chardonnay. Pale color, Apple, almond and lemon in nose, 6 - 8 months in 20% new oak barrels. Round, big mouth feel. With good flavors of stewed fruit on the palate. Long finish.
11 $23.00
Drouhin Puligny Montrachet 2010
Grapes: 100 % Chardonnay. 12 months in 25% new French oak barrels. Bright white gold color. White fresh fruit, peaches in nose, Elegant, Silky A floral and fruity long finish. Cellar for 8 to 20 years. The favorite of this Flight.
14 $150.00
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Chardonnay Arthur 2010
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay (Dijon clones). Light straw color. Fermanted in stainless steel and French oak., Citrus, lemon, grapefruit, white flowers and mineral characters on nose. Balanced acidity and mineral character on the palate. It is very complex, and rich, with a long finish. Could be cellared for a couple of years. A lovely wine.

5 $32.00
Flight II: Red Votes Full Retail Price $
Drouhin Chorey Les Beaune 2009
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir. Clay and Limestone soil. 53 year old vines. Bio dynamic vineyard. 12 - 15 months in French oak barrels, 10% new oak. Bright red color. Forward red fruit aromas. Round, black cherry, earth on the palate and a long finish.
7 $25.00
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2009
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Deep vibrant, clear , red color. Aromatic aromas of red fruit, rose petals, violets, and spices. Lush and mouth-coating cherry notes on the palate with silky tannins. Delicious to drink now but can age for 8- 10 years.
6 $43.00
Drouhin Chambolle Musigny Premier Cru Red 2008
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
Chambolle-Musigny is one of the smallest appellations of the Côte de Nuits, although given the tiny, fragmented nature of Burgundy vineyards, it manages to fit two exceptional Grand Crus (Bonnes Mares and Le Musigny) and a couple of dozen Premieres Crus (Noirots, Hauts Doix, Borniques, Plantes, Combottes). These wines are known for delicacy and tend to be light in body, but concentrated and with fragrant bouquets. An Organic, and Bio-dynamic Vineyard. Aged for 14 to 18 months in 20% new oak barrels. Bright Intense red color with complex aromas of violet, black cherry and earth. Refined tannins coat the palate. Good balance. Long finish with notes of cherry and candied fruit.
17 $90.00
Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches Red 2009
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir. Aged 14-18 months in 20% new French oak barrels. Deep ruby red color. Intense nose of red fruit, wild cherry, raspberry, blackberry, smoky flavors and liquorice. Firm texture, complex, fresh on the palate. Balanced, harmony, fullness, delicate tannins, long finish. Delicious. Cellar 5- 40 years. The favorite of this flight.

23 $90.00