Joseph Drouhin - Meursault - Charmes - 1er Cru - 2019 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Joseph Drouhin - Meursault - Charmes - 1er Cru

93 points - The Wine Advocate

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"At first sight, the wine is a perfect illustration of its place name. It is worthy of the wonderful Meursault whose colour is golden without being yellow. The nose, concentrated and elegant, full without being heady, evokes aromas of almond, warm bread just taken out of the oven, hot croissant, then, fine spice and finally grilled dried fruit. The flavours are at the same refined level as the aromas. The body is round without being heavy; the acidity is well integrated and is never biting. The texture feels like silk without the alcohol ever being dominant. The wine develops on the palate and opens up fully until the very long aftertaste brings back some of the precious aromas felt in the bouquet: almond paste and hot brioche". - Véronique Boss-Drouhin
The Meursault 1er Cru Charmes has a slightly richer, lightly honeyed, more expressive and open bouquet compared to both the Meursault Genevrieres and Les Perrières. The palate is very typical of this vineyard, living up to its name with ample passion fruit, dried pineapple and veins of white chocolate. It maintains fine precision all the way through to the finish. Certainly this is one of the better Meursault Charmes that I have tasted on my travels.
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
meursault
Producer:
Joseph Drouhin
Grapes/Blend:
100% Chardonnay
Serving temp:
7–12 °C

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Founded in Beaune in 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin's cellars have spread from the historical Cellars of the Dukes of Burgundy and the Kings of France in...
Founded in Beaune in 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin's cellars have spread from the historical Cellars of the Dukes of Burgundy and the Kings of France in Beaune (12th-18th centuries) to the Moulin de Vaudon, an 18th Century watermill in Chablis.

The Joseph Drouhin Domaine was assembled parcel by parcel over the years and comprises today 73 hectares (182.5 acres) of vineyards in Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise and Chablis. It is one of the most important domains in Burgundy, with more than two thirds of the vineyards classified as Premier and Grand Crus.

With close to 90 different appellations, Joseph Drouhin offers a fascinating array of Burgundy terroirs in all their authenticity and subtle variations.
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